Basic Site Details

Name: Argyle Picture Theatre
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Building News 30 December 1910 p939

The Argyle Cinematograph Electric Theatre in Argyle and Dunlop Streets, Glasgow, was opened on Saturday night.(24 December 1910). It has been built from plans by Mr George A Boswell of Glasgow.
[Building News 30 December 1910 p939]

The cinema closed in March 1960 and was demolished in 1963 for Argyle Street Station

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Argyle Electric TheatreYes 
Item 2 of 3Argyle Picture House 1938a
Item 3 of 3Crouch's Wonderland Theatre Later name

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cinema  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Argyle StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31910 Build/constructionOpened 24 December 1910
Item 2 of 31938 Design exhibitedRebuilding of Argyle Electric Theatre as Argyle Picture House.
Item 3 of 31963 Demolition 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2George Arthur BoswellArchitectA1910  
Item 2 of 2George Arthur BoswellArchitectB1938 Rebuilding as Argyle Picture House.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Argyle Picture House Ltd. 
Item 2 of 2Argyle Pictures and Varieties 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp175
Item 2 of 2Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1938   61

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder3 June 1938  p1116
Item 2 of 2Building News30 December 1910  p939 - opening

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009