Basic Site Details

Name: 520 Sauchiehall Street and 341 Renfrew Street
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 5Curzon ClassicsYes 
Item 2 of 5King'sYes 
Item 3 of 5NewscineYes 
Item 4 of 5Vitagraph CinemaYes 
Item 5 of 5Vitagraph Picture TheatreYes 

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 2341, Renfrew StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2520, Sauchiehall StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 1895(?)  Piano showroom
Item 2 of 3c. 1897(?)  Additions
Item 3 of 319141915 Conversion from music shop to cinema


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 5David Paton LowArchitect c. 1895(?) Piano showroom (probably c.1895)
Item 2 of 5Bruce & HayArchitectural practiceAc. 1897(?) Additions
Item 3 of 5Donald BruceArchitectAc. 1897(?) Additions
Item 4 of 5Edward Alexander Buckingham HayArchitectAc. 1897(?) Additions
Item 5 of 5John FairweatherArchitect 19141915Conversion from music shop to cinema


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Ewing, T AClient for piano showroom


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp24
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p243

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Glasgow City ArchivesWorsdall Collection A 142, A 137
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49921 
Item 3 of 4Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information on David Paton Low from Iain Paterson
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild Refs 1/3032, 1914/352