Govanhill Picture House
49, Bankhall Street, Govanhill, G42 8SL
Opening to the public for the first time since 1974, the historic Govanhill Picture House is about to get a new lease of life. Find out about ideas to regenerate a unique building and bring film back to the southside.
This B-listed cinema was designed by Eric A Sutherland, and still features key elements of its unique Egyptian-styled facade. Glazed ceramic columns and a moulded scarab above the entranceway are a rare surviving example of this type of architectural embellishment in the UK.
Following the building’s change of use from cinema to bingo hall to warehouse, the interior has now been almost completely stripped out, with only traces remaining such as the original projection box, roof struts and scraps of decor. It is now being rescued from dereliction, with a new roof, upper floor and exciting plans for its future.
Booking not required
Accessibility: Not accessible - The building is currently under development, and only stairs are available to the upper level at the moment. We plan to fund-raise for lift access as a result of this event. The building is still under development, so some parts will not be open. Visitors must stay within designated areas. Please wear suitable footwear, e.g. trainers, boots, shoes (not sandals).
Limited on street parking only