Basic Site Details

Name: Lyceum Cinema (II)
Town, district or village: Govan
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Built to repace the Lyceum Theatre/Cinema, which was destroyed by fire. Architect C J McNair. This new building suffered severe fire damage in October 1937

The Caledon Pictures Limited, 21 Blythswood-square, Glasgow, has under consideration the rebuilding of the frontage of the Lyceum cinema in Govan-road together with interior alterations. [Builder 20 August 1937, page 337]

Plans are in the course of preparation for the erection of a cinema to replace the Lyceum which was recently destroyed by fire. The cinema is to be erected on a site near Govan Cross and the architects are Messrs Charles McNair and Elder 274 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. [Builder 17 December 1937 Page 1139]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1County Bingo HallYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Theatre  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2908, Govan RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2McKechnie StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51898 Journal reference 
Item 2 of 54 November 1899 Opened 
Item 3 of 51932  Rebuilding as Lyceum Cinema
Item 4 of 524 October 1937  Cinema burnt down
Item 5 of 519 December 1938 OpenedCinema reopened after rebuilding


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 6David BarclayArchitectA1898  
Item 2 of 6H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceA1898  
Item 3 of 6Charles James McNairArchitectB1932 Rebuilding as Lyceum Cinema
Item 4 of 6Charles James McNairArchitectC1938 Rebuilding after fire
Item 5 of 6McNair & ElderArchitectural practiceC1938 Rebuilding after fire
Item 6 of 6Robert Walter ElderArchitectC1938 Rebuilding after fire


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Caledon Pictures LtdClient for 1932 rebuild


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Kenna, Rudolph Glasgow Art Deco  p56
Item 2 of 4Louden, T1983The Cinemas of Cinema City  pp51-53
Item 3 of 4Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp93, 96, 182
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p596

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architect and Building News1932Jan-Jun p282
Item 2 of 6Architect and Building News1938Jan-Jun p311
Item 3 of 6Builder20 August 1937  p337
Item 4 of 6Builder17 December 1937  p1139
Item 5 of 6Builder3 June 1938  p1116
Item 6 of 6Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular28 June 1898   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33355