The Glasgow Gaiety Theatre

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Coordinates: 55°51′29″N 4°15′24″W / 55.858°N 4.2568°W / 55.858; -4.2568

The Gaiety Theatre
Tivoli Variety Theatre
Address Argyle StAnderston Cross
Glasgow
 United Kingdom
Construction
Opened 1899
Closed 1965
Rebuilt 1904
Years active 66

The Glasgow Gaiety Theatre was a cine-theatre in Anderston Cross, Glasgow, Scotland. Originally known as the Victoria Music Hall, then the Tivoli Variety Theatre, and co-founded by a grandson of James Baylis of the Theatre Royal, Glasgow it opened in 1899 presenting Musicals, variety shows and pantomimes. When it was rebuilt in 1904 it changed to operate as a cine-variety under the name of Gaiety Theatre, becoming a full cinema in 1935. The Beatles appeared there in 1963. The cinema closed in 1965.[1][2] It is not to be confused with the Gaiety Theatre, Sauchiehall Street, which became the Empire Theatre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glasgow Gaeity theatre". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Glasgow Gaiety". Retrieved 10 July 2009. 

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