Basic Site Details

Name: Tudor Cinema
Town, district or village: Giffnock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Called a 'super cinema' in Architect & Building News.

The Crescent Cinema Company Limited is to erect a cinema with accommodation for 2,000 persons, dance hall, restaurant etc in Kilmarnock Road Giffnock. Plans are being prepared by Messrs Lennox and MacMath F/FRIBA 103 Bath Street, Glasgow. No contracts have been placed. [Builder 21 February 1936 Page 417]

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 2Fenwick RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Kilmarnock Road Given in 'Builder'


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1December 1936  Cinema opened


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 3Daniel Walter MacMathArchitectA1936  
Item 2 of 3Gavin LennoxArchitectA1936  
Item 3 of 3Lennox & MacMathArchitectural practiceA1936  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Crescent Cinema CompanyBernard Frutin's company
Item 2 of 2Frutin, Bernard 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp189

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1936Jan-Jun p319
Item 2 of 2Builder21 February 1936  p417

Archive References

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