Basic Site Details

Name: Granada Cinema
Town, district or village: Parkhead
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Built on site of the old Louvre Theatre (see separate entry) which was demolished for the purpose.

The Louvre Picture House, Parkhead has been acquired by the BF Picture and Variety Circuit, Metropole Chambers, Stockwell-street, Glasgow for rebuilding as a 3000-seater. Plans are being prepared by Messrs Lennox and McMath, 103 Bath-street, Glasgow. No contracts placed yet. [Builder 15 June 1934 Page 1041]

A new cinema capable of seating about 3,000 persons is to be reecyed in the vicinity of the Parkhead Cross, Glasgow. The plans for the building have been passed by the Dean of Guild Court for Mr Bernard Frutin, theatre proprietor, 118 Stockwell-street, Glasgow. [Builder 21 September 1934 Page 520]

Plans for the 3000 capacity cinema proposed on the site of the Louvre Picture House, Parkhead have been prepared by Messrs Lennox and McMath, 103 Bath-street, Glasgow. The cinema is for Mr B Frutin.[ Builder 28 September 1934]

A contract for the erection of the “Granada” cinema, Parkhead for Mr B Frutin has been placed with Messrs Cowiesons Limited Charles Street St Rollox Glasgow. Plans are by Messrs Lennox and McMath, 103 Bath-street, Glasgow. [Builder 2 November 1934 Page 784]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Mecca Social ClubYes 

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 11315-1321, Duke StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 426 August 1935 Opened 
Item 2 of 41971 Alteration/conversionCinema closed and converted into bingo hall. Facade cut down and reclad in sheet metal.
Item 3 of 41995 ClosedBingo hall closed
Item 4 of 4c. 2001 Destruction/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 3Daniel Walter MacMathArchitectA1935  
Item 2 of 3Gavin LennoxArchitectA1935  
Item 3 of 3Lennox & MacMathArchitectural practiceA1935  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Frutin, Bernard 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp180, 167-8

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder15 June 1934  p1041
Item 2 of 4Builder21 September 1934  p520
Item 3 of 4Builder28 September 1934  p568
Item 4 of 4Builder2 November 1934  p784