Old Glasgow cinemas

1 Regal:

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In Sauchiehall Street, it became the ABC1 and closed as a cinema in 1999.

2 Panopticon: Where Stan Laurel made his stage debut, the Trongate picture house closed in 1938.

3 Odeon: The Beatles and Rolling Stones both played the venue, which closed in 2003.

4 Charing Cross Electric Theatre: Built in 1910, it became the Locarno ballroom and is now a casino.

5 Grand Central: in Jamaica Street, it was also called the Classic Grand, Cannon Grand and Curzon before closing in 1992.

6 White Elephant: Named after a competition, it was in Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands, and closed in 1960.

7 Lyceum: The Govan Road building closed in 2006 and is now on Buildings at Risk list.

8 Olympia: Originally the Olympia Theatre of Varieties, the striking Bridgeton building closed in 1974.

9 Mecca: On Balmore Road in Possil, the art deco cinema became a bingo hall in 1968.

10 Ascot: On Great Western Road, Anniesland, it was also the Gaumont and the Odeon and is now flats.

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