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Vogue Cinema, Govan

Glasgow City Archives, City Assessor's Department

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Vogue Cinema, Govan

Designed by James McKissack for George Singleton, the Vogue Cinema opened on the corner of Langlands and Crossloan Roads in Govan in 1938, with a capacity of 2,500. The tiled exterior and neon lighting made it a local landmark.

Despite its popularity as a cinema the Vogue was one of the earliest conversions to a bingo hall. In 1961 the last picture show was a double bill of Robin Hood and Treasure Island. In 1985 the building was sold to a property developer and demolished.

Reference: Glasgow City Archives, D-CA 8/832

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries and Archives

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