Basic Site Details

Name: La Scala Cinema
Town, district or village: Clydebank
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Mr G M Borland, 79 Virginia-street Glasgow and Mr A B King, 167 Bath-street Glasgow have submitted plans to the Dean of Guild Court for the erection of a cinema in Graham Avenue. [Builder 30 October 1936 Page 854]

Mr Lennox Paterson ARIBA 6 Cadzow-street, Hamilton has prepared plans for a cinema to be erected in Graham-avenue, Radnor, Park for Messrs A B King and G M Borland of Glasgow. [Builder 6 November 1936 Page 907]

Messrs A B King and G M Borland are to erect a cinema with seating accommodation for 2,500 people in Graham-avenue. The contract for the building work has been placed with Messrs Robert Loudon Limited, 224 Shawbridge-road, Glasgow. The architect is Mr Lennox D Paterson ARIBA 6 Cadzow-street, Hamilton. [Builder 12 March 1937 Page 597]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1ABC CinemaYesFrom 1959

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Graham AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219361938  
Item 2 of 214 February 1938 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 2Gavin Paterson & SonArchitectural practiceA19361938 
Item 2 of 2Lennox Dundas PatersonArchitectA19361938 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1King's Caledon Pictures Ltd, A B167 Bath Street, Glasgow


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Peter, Bruce2000Clyde Coast Picture Palaces Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishingp5
Item 2 of 2Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1946   735

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1936July-Dec p211
Item 2 of 4Builder30 October 1936  p854
Item 3 of 4Builder6 November 1936  p907
Item 4 of 4Builder12 March 1937  p597

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJames Houston Collection MS/611/1 (see under 'Kilbirnie, the Radio cinema)
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Lennox Dundas Paterson: F no3525 (box 25)