Basic Site Details

Name: Blythswood Cinema
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: GLASGOW - cinema - Mr Chas. J McNair 112 Bath Street, is the architect for the new super-cinema to be built at Well-road, Maryhill-road by the Blythswood Picture House Limited [Builder 17 December 1926, p1015]

GLASGOW - Contracts are shortly to be placed, we understand, in regard to the construction of the new cinema in Maryhill-road, Glasgow for Messrs Blythswood Picture House Limited. The architect is Mr Charles J McNair 112 Bath-street, Glasgow. [Builder 13 May 1927 Page 793]

Plans are being prepared by Messrs Lennox and McMath 103 Bath-street, Glasgow for a scheme of reconstruction and additions to the Blythswood Cinema. [Builder 17 December 1937 Page 1139]

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 2218, Maryhill RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Well Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31927   
Item 2 of 319 December 1927 Opened 
Item 3 of 31937 ReconstructionAlso additions


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 4Charles James McNairArchitect 1927  
Item 2 of 4Daniel Walter MacMathArchitectA1937 Reconstruction and additions
Item 3 of 4Gavin LennoxArchitectB1937 Reconstruction and additions
Item 4 of 4Lennox & MacMathArchitectural practiceB1937 Reconstruction and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Blythswood Picture House Co Ltd 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp176

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder17 December 1926  p1015
Item 2 of 3Builder13 May 1927  p793
Item 3 of 3Builder17 December 1937  p1139

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