Basic Site Details

Name: Govanhill Picture House
Town, district or village: Govanhill
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Estimated cost of cinema 12,000. Closed 1961. Bingo until 1970. Now converted into warehouse.

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Warehouse  
Item 2 of 2Cinema Closed 1961

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 247-49, Bankhall StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Batson Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419251926  
Item 2 of 4September 1925 Plans approvedPlans passed by Dean of Guild Court
Item 3 of 42 May 1926 Opened 
Item 4 of 41961 Closed 


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 1Eric Alexander SutherlandArchitect 19251926 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Hamilton, J 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Louden, T1983The Cinemas of Cinema City  pp61-62
Item 2 of 3Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp180
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp525-6

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder2 October 1925  p513 - plans passed by Dean of Guild Court

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32425 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Eric Alexander Sutherland: F no3143 (box 17)