ABC Riddrie

650 Cumbernauld Road,
Glasgow, G33 2ET

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Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd.

Architects: Charles J. McNair

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Rex Cinema

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ABC Riddrie

Located in the Ridderie district in the East End of Glasgow near the corner of Cumbernauld Road and New Edinburgh Road. The Rex Cinema was built for the Scottish Cinemas & Variety Theatres chain, part of the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) chain. It opened on 7th December 1931, and was a magnificent example of the ABC type of Art Deco style cinema architecture.

It was re-named ABC in 1961 and was closed on 29th September 1973. It was demolished and a car showroom was built on the site

Contributed by Ken Roe
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