Basic Site Details

Name: BB Cinerama No 2
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Replaced earlier Cinerama that had opened nearby in 1912.

GLASGOW - A contract for the reconstruction of the BB Cinema, Victoria-road has been placed with Messrs John Livingstone and Sons (Glasgow) Limited of 108, West Regent-street. Work is now proceeding. The cinema, which belongs to the Gaumont British Picture Corporation Limited will eventually seat 2,750. Mr James L Ross LA (Messrs Malcolm Ross and Son), 50 Main-street, Wishaw is the architect [Builder 5 June 1931, p1039]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2New Cinerama From 1948 to 1964
Item 2 of 2Odeon From 1964 until closure in 1981

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 2Butterbiggins RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2201, Victoria RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 67 August 1922 Opened 
Item 2 of 61929  Bought by Gaumont
Item 3 of 61931  Extension of auditorium, and new entrance on Butterbiggins Road, incorporating large sunburst design
Item 4 of 61964  Rebuilt
Item 5 of 66 October 1981  Closed down
Item 6 of 61996 Demolition 

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 4Alexander McInnes GardnerArchitectA1922 In conjunction with Campbell Reid & Wingate
Item 2 of 4James Campbell ReidArchitectA1922 In conjunction with A McInnes Gardner
Item 3 of 4James Lindsay RossArchitectC1931 Extension of auditorium, and new entrance on Butterbiggins Road, incorporating large sunburst design
Item 4 of 4Malcolm Ross & Son(s?) C1931 Extension of auditorium, and new entrance on Butterbiggins Road, incorporating large sunburst design

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Gaumont British Picture Corporation Limited 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp176
Item 2 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 3 of 3www.scottishcinemas.org.uk www.scottishcinemas.org.uk Scottish Cinemas website and databaseDatabase accessed February 2006

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder5 June 1931  p1029

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