Basic Site Details

Name: Commodore Cinema
Town, district or village: Scotstoun
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Plans have been prepared by Mr George Singleton, 39 Kirkpatrick-street, Glasgow, for a new super-cinema to be erected at Dumbarton-road, Whiteinch, Scotstoun, to plans by Messrs John McKissack and Son, architects, 68 West Regent-street, Glasgow. [Builder 9 October 1931 Page 602]

Linings for two new picture houses in Glasgow have been approved by the Dean of Guild Court. The other picture house will be situated at 1287 Dumbarton-road, Whiteinch and it has been planned by Messrs John McKissach and Sons, 68 West Regent-street, Glasgow. The building owner is Mr George Singleton, 39 Kirkpatrick-street, Glasgow.[Builder 6 November 1931 Page 762]

A contract for the excavation, brick and mason work at the new cinema at Dumbarton-road, Scotstoun, (Messrs John McKissack and Son LRIBA, 68 West Regent Street, Glasgow, architects) has been placed with Messrs John Green and Company Limited 219 St Vincent-street, Glasgow [ Builder 29 April 1932 Page 781]

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 11297, Dumbarton RoadYes1287 according to Neil Darlington


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219321933  
Item 2 of 21 January 1933 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 2James McKissackArchitectA19321933 
Item 2 of 2John McKissack & SonArchitectural practiceA19321933 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp117, p177

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1932Jan-Jun p157
Item 2 of 4Builder9 October 1931  p602
Item 3 of 4Builder6 November 1931  p762
Item 4 of 4Builder29 April 1932  p781