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It was converted to a cinema in 1923 but burned down 14 years later.READ MORE: Govan to host biggest ever Christmas light switch-on - can you help?
While the modern multiplex venues flourish, the grand old buildings that once housed cinemas and theatres have been converted for a host of functions.That would provide an important landmark and visitor destination for the Water Row area.READ MORE: Outlander studios in Cumbernauld set to expand in 2018 The masterplan also includes the repair of a further six listed buildings, bringing floorspace back into use, repairing and improving seven tenements and 45 shops, restoring three heritage features, improving one public space, providing new skills and employment for 260 people and engaging 1350 people with heritage projects.As a result of the work of the two groups, £90million has been invested in the area since 2006.They are now focusing on a number of new priorities including bringing forward a masterplan for Water Row, Govan's prime waterfront development site.They are shopping centres, nightclubs, pubs, bookshops, bingo halls, flats, restaurants, furniture warehouses and kilt-hire outlets.
Some of the old cinemas have quirky stories that help explain why they have closed.
For example, one of the cinemas on Sauchiehall street had an L-shaped auditorium.
The audience on one side had to watch the film while looking in a mirror. The plans to re-invent the Lyceum on Govan Road as a community venue and hub are to be welcomed.
ONE of the last remaining 1930s super cinemas in the UK which has been lying empty for more than a decade could reopen as a concert venue.
Govan Housing Association is hoping to buy the B listed Lyceum which is in a poor and deteriorating condition.
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