Scottish Cinemas and Theatres

Imperial, Cessnock

Main Page

Imperial / Ritz
2-6 Govan Road, Cessnock


Opened January 1921, in a conversion of an old stables. It originally seated 1,100, and was rebuilt and re-named Ritz after a fire in 1952. Closing as a cinema in 1959, it is now Glasgow's Grand Ole Opry.




c1975
Archive photos courtesy Chris Doak

c1980

Main Page

Unless otherwise specified, all photographs and other material copyright (c) 2001 - 2020 Gordon Barr and Gary Painter.
All rights reserved. Permission for use elsewhere normally granted, but please ask first
No attempt is made to infringe any existing copyrights or trademarks. Please contact the editors in case of any queries.