Basic Site Details

Name: Kelvin Cinema
Town, district or village: Finnieston
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cinema opened 12 May 1930. Closed 1959. Demolished

A private company, the Kelvin Cinema Limited, has been registered in Edinburgh with a capital of £16,000 to erect in Glasgow a cinema, the “Kelvin.” The architect to the company is Mr A V Gardner Claremont, Westerton near Glasgow. Te registered offices are at 55 West Regent Street Glasgow. [Builder 12 April 1929 p701]

Plans have been prepared for a scheme of reconstruction and additions at the Kelvin Cinema by Messrs Gardner and Glen, architects, 164 Bath-street, Glasgow and Messrs James Boyd and Son, MacDonald -street Paisley will carry out the contract. [Builder 19 July 1935 Page 124]

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 21067-1073, Argyle StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Corunna StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319291930Build/construction 
Item 2 of 312 May 1930 Opened 
Item 3 of 31935  Reconstruction and additions


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 4Albert Victor Gardner A19291930 
Item 2 of 4William Riddell Glen A1935 Reconstruction and additions
Item 3 of 4Albert Victor Gardner B1935 Reconstruction and additions
Item 4 of 4Gardner & Glen B1935 Reconstruction and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Kelvin Cinema Ltd 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Peter, Bruce1999Scotland's Splendid Theatres: Architecture and Social History from the Reformation to the Present Day Edinburgh: Polygon (an imprint of Edinburgh University Press Ltd)p106
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p292

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder12 April 1929  p701
Item 2 of 2Builder19 July 1935  p124