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Cranston's Cinema De Luxe / Classic
15 Renfield Street, City Centre

Opened May 1916, seating 850, Cranston's DeLuxe was part of a large development by Glasgow based businesswoman Miss Cranston, which also included restaurants and tea-rooms.

A second cinema, the News Theatre, opened 1954; a third (Tatler Cinema Club) also opened in 1969.

Complex was sold and renamed the Classic Film Centre in 1972 (3 screens: 644, 220, 136 seats). Closed 1981 after a bad fire; all but the facade was later demolished.

See pictures of the facade lit up at night here.

Building is listed, Grade B

Photos of the exterior as the Classic Film Centre in 1983 courtesy Chris Doak

Photos from 1990 courtesy of Chris Doak.


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