Glasgow Film Theatre
12 Rose St, G3 6RB
1937, James McKissack and WJ Anderson II (Cat B)
Scotland's original independent cinema, the GFT, is housed in the former Cosmo Cinema. Opened in May 1939, this was the last cinema to be built in Glasgow before WW2. Open for tours of the cinema and projection box.
What began as a single screen cinema over 40 years ago has become Scotland’s most diverse and best publicly attended independent cinema in Scotland, with Glasgow Film Festival one of the top three film festivals in the UK.
Glasgow Film is a national centre for film and moving image media where audiences and filmmakers experience and debate cultural practice and ideas through diverse, unique and quality programmes that transform the way people see the world, through film.
There will be a special '80 Years of Cinema in Rose Street' talk at 12pm. Tours every half hour but people can come in to look around foyer and three cinemas during the morning even if they are not attending a tour.
Tours: Every half hour between 10am-1pm; 20 minutes
Tickets issued Sun 10am first-come-first-served (max 2 per person)
Accessibility: Limited access - there is a permanent ramp at the main entrance. The door is 1200mm wide. The tour goes via the stairs so this isn’t accessible.
Facilities: Seating, Toilet, Wheelchair Accessible Toilet, Refreshments, Hearing Loop, Information available in large-print.
Parking: Closest public parking is the supervised 24 hour multi-storey car park in Cambridge Street.