Basic Site Details

Name: Astoria Cinema
Town, district or village: Possilpark
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2CinemaYes6,000 sq ft, 3,000 seats
Item 2 of 2Bingo hall  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Possil RoadYesOn the site of an in-filled quarry


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519301931  
Item 2 of 52 February 1931 Opened 
Item 3 of 5June 1951 AdditionPlans in hand for alterations and additions
Item 4 of 51962 Closed 
Item 5 of 51995 Demolition 


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 2Albert Victor Gardner A19301931 
Item 2 of 2David Paterson & Sons B1951 For alterations and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1King's Caledon Pictures Ltd, A B 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonpp136-137

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder8 June 1951  p837

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Iain Paterson