The Golden Age of Sauchiehall Street: January 1914 – “A Palatial List” – the Opening of The Picture Salon

An article on page 233 (listed as page 51, in The British Newspaper Archive) of The Bioscope, on Thursday the

15th of January, 1914, reads:




A large number of splendidly designed picture houses opened during the last fortnight,

include the Picture Salon, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow; a magnificent Moorish style

erection designed by Mr. Thos. Baird, and seating 700. Mr. George Paulton is the courteous

manager, and Mr. Senior the musical director.”


The article continues with details of a number of cinemas in England.


The British Newspaper Archive.



George Fairfull-Smith, October 2022.


The Picture Salon is next to the building with the

Lumley’s signage, on the right hand side of the