Basic Site Details

Name: Rio Cinema
Town, district or village: Rutherglen
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Plans are being prepared and submitted for a new picture house, the “Rio,” to be built at the corner of King-street and Glasgow-road, Rutherglen, Glasgow, by Suburban Pictures Limited, owners of the “Rio,” Canniesburn. The new cinema will accommodate 2,000. Building works will commence shortly. Other cinemas for the company were designed and built by Messrs Cowiesons Limited, 3 Charles-street, St Rollox, Glasgow. [Builder 29 March 1935 Page 609]

Messrs Cowiesons Limited have prepared plans and will carry out the building work on the “Rio” Cinema, Glasgow-road, for Suburban Pictures Limited. [Builder 10 May 1935 Page 895]

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21935   
Item 2 of 223 September 1935 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 3William John FairweatherArchitectA1931 Architect given by McKean - perhaps an earlier building?
Item 2 of 3F D Cowieson & Co ( later Cowiesons Ltd)Architectural practice, Engineers 1935  
Item 3 of 3John FairweatherArchitectA1935 Given by McKean - perhaps earlier building?


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1935Jul-Dec p200
Item 2 of 3Builder29 March 1935  p609
Item 3 of 3Builder10 May 1935  p895

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Chris DoakInformation via website Sent August 2007
Item 2 of 3Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 3 of 3DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean