Basic Site Details

Name: St Enoch Picture Theatre
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Plans have been approved by the Dean of Guild Court for the demolition of St Enoch’s Cinema and the erection of a new cinema. Mr George Boswell 256 West George-street, Glasgow, is the architect. Messrs Robert Gilchrist and Son Limited of Glasgow will carry out the building work. [Builder 2 October 1936 Page 659]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Crouch's Theatre of Varieties  
Item 2 of 2Crouch's Wonderland  

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 1Argyle StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 27 January 1913  Reopened after rebuilding
Item 2 of 21936 ProposedNew building on same site proposed but scheme may have been abandoned.

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 2George Arthur BoswellArchitect 1913  
Item 2 of 2George Arthur BoswellArchitectB1936 New building on same site proposed but scheme may have been abandoned.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Jacobs, Benjamin 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp188

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1936Jul-Dec p26
Item 2 of 3Builder8 May 1931  p856
Item 3 of 3Builder2 October 1936  p659

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