Basic Site Details

Name: Riddrie Picture House
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: McColl's sweet shop was integral part of design.

A site in Cumbernauld-road has been acquired by Messrs J Welsh and G Smith for the erection of a cinema etc. Plans are by Messrs John McKissack and Son, 68 West Regent Street, Glasgow. No contracts placed. [Builder 21 August 1936 Page 362]

Messrs Jackson Brown and Company, Bath-street, Glasgow, have obtained the contract for the erection of a cinema in Cumbernauld-road. The architects are Messrs John McKissack and Son, 68 West Regent Street, Glasgow.[Builder 9 October 1936 Page 705]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2NB Leisure BingoYes 
Item 2 of 2The VogueYesName from 1950

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Cinema  
Item 2 of 2Bingo hall  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1722, Cumbernauld RoadYesPeter says number is 726 Cumbernauld Road

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219381939Build/construction 
Item 2 of 220 March 1938 Opened 

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 3James McKissackArchitectA19381939 
Item 2 of 3John McKissack & SonArchitectural practiceA19381939 
Item 3 of 3William James Anderson IIArchitectA19391939 

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Welsh, J and Smith, G 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp186
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p437

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1936Jul-Dec p53
Item 2 of 3Builder21 August 1936  p362
Item 3 of 3Builder9 October 1936  p705

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51104