Basic Site Details

Name: Cinema
Town, district or village: Baillieston
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: A new cinema at Ballieston Road Garrowhill is planned for early erection. A 1,400 seater is to be built at an estimated cost of £20,000. The cinema is to be known as the “Rio.” Mr Peter Crerar of the Scottish Cinema Circles is associated with the scheme. [Builder 11 August 1939 Page 251]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Rio Cinema  
Item 2 of 2Super Cinema  

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 1Baillieston Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11939 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 William LaingArchitectA1939  
Item 2 of 3T Bowhill Gibson & LaingArchitectural practiceA1939  
Item 3 of 3Thomas Bowhill GibsonArchitectA1939  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Crerar, Peter of the Scottish Cinema Circles 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1939July-Dec p246
Item 2 of 2Builder11 September 1939  p251

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 2 of 2DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean