Basic Site Details

Name: Grand Central Picture House
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Formed behind existing warehouse.

Closed in 1992; now derelict.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Cannon CinemaYesfrom 1985 to 4 May 1992
Item 2 of 2Classic Grand CinemaYesfrom 1973 to 1985

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 118-22, Jamaica StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319141915  
Item 2 of 39 August 1915 Opened 
Item 3 of 31938  Alterations


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 4William Brown Whitie  19141915 
Item 2 of 4Albert Victor Gardner A1938 Alterations
Item 3 of 4Gardner & Thomson A1938 Alterations
Item 4 of 4Gavin Thomson A1938 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Meiklejohn, Henry 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp180
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p198

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 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3306318-22 (Even Nos) Jamaica Street
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1914/114 (12 March 1914). Drawings amended in motion of 12 November 1914, completed 28 September 1916