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12 Rose Street, Glasgow Film Theatre

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8657 / 55°51'56"N

Longitude: -4.2612 / 4°15'40"W

OS Eastings: 258590

OS Northings: 665927

OS Grid: NS585659

Mapcode National: GBR 0KK.81

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.JT2N

Entry Name: 12 Rose Street, Glasgow Film Theatre

Listing Date: 21 July 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376550

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33118

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

W J Anderson II (John MacKissack and Son), 1938-9. Multi-level brick cinema with glazed brick plinth and door surroundson steeply falling ground. 3 x 3 main bays. Stepped tower over southern entrance bay.

Elevation to Rose Street: bays divided by narrow vertical strips in insets; higher section curving upwards simple glazed brick cornices.

Elevation to Renfrew Street: low entrance bays with narrow windows, tiled surrounds in outer bays; thin pilaster strip in centre; central part breaking forward, corniced; higher recessed section with blind eaves gallery, glazed tile mullions.

Statement of Interest

In May 1939 this building opened as the Cosmo Cinema, the first purpose-built 'art house' cinema to open outside of London. It was designed as the flagship for the Singleton chain (which included the Kingsway, Mecca and Riddrie cinemas in Glasgow). With 850 seats, this was James McKissack's final design before his death. See the Cinema Theatre Association website for more information on the history and development of this cinema. It remains in use as a cinema today (2008).

References and Notes updated as part of Cinemas Thematic Study 2007-08.

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