Basic Site Details

Name: Florida Cinema
Town, district or village: King's Park
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: GLASGOW - Schedules have been issued and returned for the Florida Cinema, Kings Park. The architect is Mr Hamilton Neil FRIBA 163 St Vincent Street Glasgow. [Builder 3 April 1931 Page 639}

GLASGOW - Plans passed by the Dean of Guild Court - Florida Cinema, Ardmay Crescent, King’s Park Glasgow The architect is Hamilton Neil FRIBA 163 St Vincent Street Glasgow [Builder 17 April 1931 Page 729]

GLASGOW - A contract for the rebuilding of the Florida Cinema has been awarded to Messrs James Gibson and Company Limited, Lang??? Road, Glasgow

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Gaumont CinemaYes 

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 2162, Ardmay CrescentYes 
Item 2 of 2Millport Avenue  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31929  Scheme first proposed
Item 2 of 31931 Alteration/conversion 
Item 3 of 331 December 1931  Opened


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 4Daniel Walter MacMathArchitectA1929 First proposals
Item 2 of 4Gavin LennoxArchitectA1929 First proposals
Item 3 of 4Lennox & MacMathArchitectural practiceA1929 First proposals
Item 4 of 4Hamilton NeilArchitect 1931 New plans drawn up and scheme modernised


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Florida Glasgow Ltd 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp78, 179

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Architect and Building News1930Jan-Jun p50
Item 2 of 7Architect and Building News1931Jan-Jun p96
Item 3 of 7Architect and Building News1931Jul-Dec p226
Item 4 of 7Builder16 May 1930  p971
Item 5 of 7Builder3 April 1931  p639
Item 6 of 7Builder17 April 1931  p729
Item 7 of 7Builder29 May 1931  p990

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