Friday, July 2, 2010

former Odeon Cinema, Glasgow

Odeon, GlasgowThis photo shows the Odeon Cinema in Renfield St, Glasgow around 2001.

The building was designed by Samuel Beverley and Frank T Verity for the Paramount Company and opened as the Glasgow Paramount Theatre on 31st December 1934.

It became an Odeon in 1939 when that company purchased all Paramount theatres in the United Kingdom.

It closed in January 2006 and despite plans to redevelop the site while retaining and restoring the Art Deco portion at the front of the former cinema, it remains vacant.

Odeon Glasgow, Cinema Treasures website
Glasgow Odeon - Renfield Street, by Gordon Barr, ReelScotland website
Paramount Building, Glasgow: Information + Images, GlasgowArchitecture website


  1. Still vacant, no sign of the redevelopment when I passed it last November.

  2. Thanks for the update. It is a shame to see any building left vacant for an extended period of time. It just makes it that much harder to resurrect them both physically and in the minds of the general public.

  3. I was there over Christmas. It's in a real sorry state. It's going to be demolished, but the original facade will be retained. Here's a link ...

    1. Thanks for the update. Shame it couldn't be keep as a cinema.