Basic Site Details

Name: Carlton Picture House
Town, district or village: Townhead
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: There is a conflict of information as to whether this was designed by Duff & Cairns or Albert Victor Gardner. Perhaps Gardner chosen intially but Duff & Cairns' design subsequently built? Alternative - Albert Victor Gardner responsible for the design of the super-cinema which was never built?

The architect is not named in the Builder reports of March and April 1925.

This should not be confused with the proposed super-cinema, also in Castle Street, which received Dean of Guild Court approval at the same time but was not progressed. (see separate item)

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 2Alexandra ParadeYes 
Item 2 of 2Castle StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219251926  
Item 2 of 2April 1925 Plans approved 


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 6Albert Victor GardnerArchitectB1925  
Item 2 of 6Gardner & GlenArchitectural practiceB1925  
Item 3 of 6William Riddell GlenArchitectB1925  
Item 4 of 6Duff & CairnsArchitectural practiceA1926  
Item 5 of 6Neil Campbell DuffArchitectA1926  
Item 6 of 6Percival CairnsArchitectA1926  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Graham, James29 Rowallan Gardens Broomhill


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp177

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder6 March 1925  p402
Item 2 of 2Builder17 April 1925  p 621 - plans passed

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Chris DoakInformation via website Sent August 2007