Park cinema

Alfred Nobile posted on the 30/03/2024 11:49:22 PM

Does anyone remember the Park cinema. I remember seeing Davy Crocket there. Also the Parade cinema. Does anyone remember where the ABC minors were held. Saturday morning pictures?

#1 - Andrew Ross replied on the 31/03/2024 4:03:00 PM

The abc minors were held in the Dennistoun picture house and had monitors which I was one. We got free entry and wore a large abc badge and were issued with a torch.The morning show was on a Sat from 9am till 12 noon, and showed lots of serials and cartoons.
The Park cinema was located on the street behind the Parade and was regarded as the local flea pit.
Ah fond memories!

#2 - Alfred Nobile replied on the 1/04/2024 4:01:03 PM

Yes Andrew Ross fond memories indeed. I loved the ABC minors and the long running serials. Would be great if they brought something like back for kids nowadays.

#3 - W. Mcmaster replied on the 7/04/2024 11:46:05 AM

I went to the abc minors at the parade cinema on a Saturday morning back in the early 50s remember the bouncing ball when we were singing it moved along the screen following the words, childish songs but were funny at the time. It was here that I saw one of the first 3d movies about life on a farm all sitting there with our 3d glasses on and gasps when you thought something was crashing out of the screen towards you, simple pleasures of the time.

#4 - Agnes (nee Barr) replied on the 24/05/2024 3:29:23 PM

I remember these cinemas and if you walked along Cumbernauld Road you could go to the Rex and the Vogue. I lived in Gateside Street and our 'local' was the Scotia in Millerston Street. Now that really was a flea pit! The usherette would come round spraying DDT. The stalls were wooden benches but the balcony had padded seats. It was best to sit in the stalls because if you sat upstairs you would bring home an unwelcome visitor.

#5 - Andrew Ross replied on the 26/05/2024 11:30:09 AM

I was a frequent visitor to the Scotia, my dad worked in the Sottish Farmers across the road from the scotia I also remember the man that sold rolls in the close next to pictures. In Denniston we were spoiled for choice for the pictures...Rex, Vogue, Scotia, Park, Parade, Dennistoun, Orient, and in nearby Townhead was the Casino and I think another vogue while round the corner in Parly road was what then known as the geggy , that made the Scotia look sumptious!

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