Halls...."kin a go tae the pictures
|The site of the old BLACK CAT Picture Hall,
Springfield Rd junction of Dechmont St.,
Opened in 1921 with seating for 893.
Closed in 1955 was subsequently used as TV studios for BBC Scotland, then
warehousing from 1974.
|old Black Cat picture hall, you can see from the
photo, taken 2003, that the new owners have kept the name 'Black Cat House'
I went to the BLACK CAT years ago with Newlands
primary school, I saw Cracker Jack with Leslie Crowther he was there it
was hilarious, its well seen we never had much in those days we were easy
pleased eh but
I saw a horror film called "The Black Cat" in the mid 40's and it frightened
the bejaisus out of me. For a year ot two after that, everytime I passed the
The Black Cat cinema, in a number 30 tram, I got the shivers.
GlescaPal, Brian Charlton, Blantyre
When I was a wee boy in the 1950s there was a travelling show that the BBC
ran, I think it was called "Caravan" or something similar. It was scheduled
to have a show in Tollcross park, but on the day, the heavens opened and it
was a total washout. But not to be outdone, the BBC decanted the outdoor
show to the Black Cat. They were of course missing an audience, so they came
over to my primary school, which was Newlands Primary in Springfield Rd at
Parkhead, and "borrowed" all of the pupils as an audience. You can imagine
my mother's surprise when sitting at home, she turned on the T.V. to see my
brother and me and all our friends sitting in the front row of the show
cheering our heads off.