Basic Site Details

Name: State Cinema
Town, district or village: King's Park
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: The Cathcart Picture Playhouse Company Limited propose to build a cinema with accommodation for 1,500 persons in Castlemilk-road, Kings Park. Plans have been prepared by Messrs McNair and Elder whilst the contract has been placed with the Cinema Construction Company Limited Glasgow. [Builder 2 April 1937 Page 747]

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Cinema  
Item 2 of 2Bingo hall From 1971/72

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1293, Castlemilk RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 320 December 1937 Opened 
Item 2 of 31971 or 1972 ClosedCinema closed and became the County bingo hall
Item 3 of 32001 Destruction/demolitionApproval given for demolition in order to build flats


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 McNairArchitectA1937  
Item 2 of 4McNair & ElderArchitectural practiceA1937  
Item 3 of 4Robert ForsythArchitectA1937 As apprentice to McNair & Elder
Item 4 of 4Robert Walter ElderArchitectA1937  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Cathcart Picture Playhouse 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Kenna, Rudolph Glasgow Art Deco  p54
Item 2 of 3Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygonp80, 188
Item 3 of Scottish Cinemas website and databaseAccessed 19/3/10

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1937Jul-Dec p212
Item 2 of 2Builder2 April 1937  p747

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information supplied by Mr Forsyth