Basic Site Details

Name: Plaza Cinema
Town, district or village: Govan
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres Limited propose the erection of additions at their Govan Central Cinema. Plans are by Mr Charles J McNair LRIBA 112 Bath Street, Glasgow. C J McNair will also prepare plans for alteratios to the Princess Cinema Glasgow. [Builder 15 February 1935 Page 345]

Associated British Picture Corporation Limited 30 Golden Square, W1, have accepted the tender of the Cinema Construction Company Limited 49 Bath Street, Glasgow C2 for the erection of their proposed cinema in Govan-road. Plans are by Messrs Charles J McNair and Elder. 272 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. [Builder 7 February 1936 Page 315]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1ABC CinemaYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1727, Govan RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31935 Proposed 
Item 2 of 321 December 1936  Cinema opened
Item 3 of 31972 Demolition 


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 3Charles James McNairArchitectA1936  
Item 2 of 3McNair & ElderArchitectural practiceA1936  
Item 3 of 3Robert Walter ElderArchitectA1936  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2ABC CinemasClient 1936 (Peter)
Item 2 of 2Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres LimitedClient 1935


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp95, 184

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder15 February 1935  p345
Item 2 of 2Builder7 February 1936  p315

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