Basic Site Details

Name: Embassy Cinema
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Mr Harry Wincour (sic)of Glasgow has purchased a site in Kilmarnock-road, Shawlands and plans are being prepared now to erect a theatre to seat 2,500, with café and large car park.[Builder 13 July 1934 Page 71]

The plans for a cinema in Kilmarnock-road, Shawlands for Mr H Winacour (sic), 108 West Regent-street, Glasgow are now being completed. The cost will be about £50,000. The architects are Messrs John McKissack and Son 68 West Regent Street, Glasgow. No contracts have been placed yet. [Builder 20 July 1934 Page 116]

Tenders are now being invited for the large cinema to be built in Shawland-road and Kilmarnock-road, Shawlands, for Mr Harry Winocour, 108 West Regent-street, Glasgow. The cost will be about £50,000, accommodation being provided for 2,500 persons> the architects are Messrs John McKissack and Son 68 West Regent Street, Glasgow. [Builder 24 May 1935 Page 995]

Contracts for the new cinema for Mr Harry Winocour at Shawlands (Messrs John McKissack and Son 68 West Regent Street, Glasgow, architects) have been placed as follows.
General contract: Robert Rogersay (sic- Rogerson?) South-street Scotstoun
Steelwork: The Lambhill Ironworks Limited Strachur-street, Glasgow
Plumbing: McCullock and Griffin, Rose-street, Glasgow
[Builder 12 July 1935 Page 76]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cinema 1,638 seats

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1146, Kilmarnock RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319351936Build/construction 
Item 2 of 33 February 1936 Opened 
Item 3 of 31965 Closed 

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 McKissackArchitectA19351936 
Item 2 of 3John McKissack & SonArchitectural practiceA19351936 
Item 3 of 3William James Anderson IIArchitectA19351936 

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Winocour, Mr Harry108 West Regent Street

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp76

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder13 July 1934  p71
Item 2 of 4Builder20 July 1934  p116
Item 3 of 4Builder24 May 1935  p995
Item 4 of 4Builder12 July 1935  p76