Basic Site Details

Name: Rhul Cinema
Town, district or village: Burnside, Rutherglen
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost £1,700. Seating capacity over 2000 and tea rooms etc.

Sold to ABC four years after completion.

RUTHERGLEN - Plans are being prepared for a new picture house at Burnside, Rutherglen. The architect is Mr Neil Duff. 187 West George Street Glasgow.[Builder 24 April 1931 Page 772]

RUTHERGLEN - At a meeting of the Rutherglen Dean of Guild Court the following application was granted: Burnside Picture House to be erected on the east side of Stonelaw-road to the south of the existing house known as “The Towers” which is presently used by the Burnside Masonic Lodge. Accommodation will be provided for about 760 persons on the ground floor and 504 in the gallery. The cost will be about £15,500. [Builder 28 August 1931 Page 356]

RUTHERGLEN - A contract for the erection of the “Rhul Cinema” on a site at Burnside to plans by Mr Neil Duff 187 West George-street Glasgow, has gone to Messrs Cowieson’s Limited, 3 Charles-street Glasgow. [Builder 6 November 1931 Page 762}

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 1Rhul Cinema, Stonelaw RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11932   


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 2F D Cowieson & Co ( later Cowiesons Ltd)Architectural practice, EngineersB19311932 
Item 2 of 2Neil Campbell DuffArchitect 1932  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Burnside Picture House Company Ltd 
Item 2 of 2Duff, Neil Campbellfor himself. This may be an error


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp84

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architect and Building News1931Jan-Jun p59
Item 2 of 5Builder18 April 1930  p778
Item 3 of 5Builder24 April 1931  p772
Item 4 of 5Builder28 August 1931  p356
Item 5 of 5Builder6 November 1931  p762

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