Basic Site Details

Name: Mecca Cinema
Town, district or village: Possil
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Contractor Brown Fraser & Company.

Permission has been granted by the Dean of Guild Court for the erection of a new cinema in the Possilpark district of the city at the junction of Balmore-road and Hawthorn-street. The construction will begin in September and when completed the building will accommodate 1,600 persons. Messrs J MacKissack and Son, 68 West Regent Street, Glasgow are the architects. [Builder 15 July 1932 Page 108]

A contract for the New Picture House at Possilpark (J MacKissack and Son, 68 West Regent Street, Glasgow, architects) has been placed with Messrs Brown Fraser and Company 24 Dunward Avenue Longside, Glasgow. [Builder 28 October 1932 Page 744]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Vogue CinemaYesRenamed since 1950

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 2Balmore RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Hawthorn Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219331934Build/construction 
Item 2 of 216 August 1933 Proposed 


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 McKissackArchitectA19331934 
Item 2 of 3John McKissack & SonArchitectural practiceA19331934 
Item 3 of 3William James Anderson IIArchitectA19331934 


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp138, 183
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p418

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder15 July 1932  p108
Item 2 of 2Builder28 October 1932  p744

Archive References

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