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UGC / Cineworld City Centre
Renfrew Street / West Nile Street


Screen Number
No. of Seats
Screen Size (ft)
1
170
34
2
157
31
3
663
60
4
193
36
5
218
35
6
138
30
7
434
48
8
196
34
9
243
36
10
181
35
11
374
42
12
196
35
13
243
36
14
181
35
15
374
41
16
84
30
17
84
30
18
177
43
Opened on 21 September 2001, the UGC has made a big impact on the Glasgow cinema scene. At over 12 stories high, and with an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the Worlds Tallest Cinema, the UGC was also the UK's busiest cinema in terms of admissions in 2003.

It seats around 4,300 in total over 18 screens, the largest of which seats 663, the smallest 84. The largest screen is 18.4m x 8.4m (60 feet x 27 feet, 2.2:1 ratio approx.) The screens are all wall to wall and floor to ceiling, with no tabs or masking.

Level 0 - Foyer; Level 1 - Bar; Level 2 - Screens 1 - 3 & 'Party Room'; Level 3 - Screens 4 - 7; Level 4 - Screens 8 -11; Level 5 - Screens 12 - 15; Level 6 - Screen 16 - 18.

UGC was taken over by Cineworld in 2005, and the cinema rebranded.

For earlier pictures of the building as the UGC, click here.

Official UGC Website

The UGC was built on the site of another record-breaking cinema, Green's Playhouse, which was Europe's largest cinema in terms of number of seats (4,368).

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