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Glasgow Film Theatre

Door open days

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

Scotland's original independent cinema, the GFT, is housed in the former Cosmo Cinema. Opened in May 1939, this was the last cinema to be built in Glasgow before WW2.�

What began as a single screen cinema over 40 years ago has become Scotland�s most diverse and best publicly attended independent cinema in Scotland, with Glasgow Film Festival one of the top three film festivals in the UK.

Glasgow Film is a national centre for film and moving image media where audiences and filmmakers experience and debate cultural practice and ideas through diverse, unique and quality programmes that transform the way people see the world, through film.


Parking: Closest public parking is the supervised 24 hour multi-storey car park in Cambridge Street.

Accessibility: There is a permanent ramp at the main entrance. The door is 1200mm wide. The tour goes via the stairs so this isn’t accessible, but generally people can come in to look around the building during the morning even if not attending a tour.

Key Information

Architect: James McKissack, WJ Anderson II (Cat B)

Building Date: 1937

Tours every half hour but people can come in to look around the building during the morning even if they are not attending a tour.

Sun 10am-1pm

Tours: Every half hour between 10am-12pm; 30 minutes

Booking not required

Where to find us

  • 12 Rose St
  • Glasgow
  • G3 6RB