Basic Site Details

Name: Coliseum Theatre
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: A new theatre is to be erected with seating for nearly 4,000. [British Architect 18 December 1903 p465]

GLASGOW - Dean of Guild Court has approved the plans for the internal alterations to the Coliseum in Eglinton-street which is owned by the Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres Limited, controlled by Associated British Cinemas Limited, whose architect is Mr W R Glen, Heddon House, Regent-street, W1

Removed from HS list May 2011

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Coliseum Picture House  
Item 2 of 2Theatre of Varieties As at 1903

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 179-85, Eglinton StreetYesPeter gives no 97

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 6c. 19031905Construction 
Item 2 of 618 December 1905  Opened
Item 3 of 619221924 Alterations
Item 4 of 61925 Alteration/conversionMinor alterations when acquired for Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres for use as a cinema in March 1925.
Item 5 of 61931 Alteration/conversionInterior remodelled.
Item 6 of 61963  Interior demolished for Cinerama

People

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 11Frank MatchamArchitect c. 19031905 
Item 2 of 11Stanley Wayman MilburnArchitectA19221924Alterations
Item 3 of 11Thomas Ridley MilburnArchitectA19221924Alterations
Item 4 of 11W & T R MilburnArchitectural practiceA19221924Alterations
Item 5 of 11William MilburnArchitectA19221924Alterations
Item 6 of 11William Milburn (junior)ArchitectA19221924Alterations
Item 7 of 11Albert Victor GardnerArchitectD1925 Minor alterations when acquired for Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres for use as a cinema in March 1925.
Item 8 of 11Gardner & GlenArchitectural practiceD1925 Minor alterations when acquired for Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres for use as a cinema in March 1925.
Item 9 of 11William Riddell GlenArchitectD1925 Minor alterations when acquired for Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres for use as a cinema in March 1925.
Item 10 of 11William Riddell GlenArchitectC1931 Interior remodelled as a cinema
Item 11 of 11Leslie C NortonArchitectE1963 Rebuilding as Cinerama

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Moss Empires 
Item 2 of 2Scottish Cinema and Variety TheatresClient in 1925

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Hay, M1980Glasgow Theatre and Music Halls: a Guide  p29
Item 2 of 6Louden, T1983The Cinemas of Cinema City  p12-15
Item 3 of 6Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygon 
Item 4 of 6Peter, Bruce1999Scotland's Splendid Theatres: Architecture and Social History from the Reformation to the Present Day Edinburgh: Polygon (an imprint of Edinburgh University Press Ltd)pp122-125
Item 5 of 6Smith, Graeme2008The Theatre Royal: entertaining a Nation Glasgow Publications 
Item 6 of 6Walker, Brian Frank Matcham Theatre Architect  pp148-149, 158

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect18 December 1903  p465
Item 2 of 2Builder24 April 1931  p772

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Chris DoakInformation via website Sent Aug 2007
Item 2 of 6Courtesy of Graeme SmithInformation via website (from Graeme Smith)  Sent February 2009
Item 3 of 6Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 4 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33507Deleted from list May 2011
Item 5 of 6Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 2/389, 2/1330 (Plans 1904 and 1905)
Item 6 of 6Tyne & Weir ArchiveMilburn Papers DT.TRM DT.TRM/1/100-106