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Cineworld Glasgow

Cineworld Glasgow is an enormous multi-screen cinema complex located on the corner of Renfrew Street and West Nile Street in the city centre, opposite Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The twelve-storey complex is remarkable, including eighteen screens on nine levels, and holding the Guinness record for the tallest cinema in the world at 62m (203 feet). It was also the busiest cinema complex in the UK in 2003 and has the largest capacity of any in Scotland, with 4300 seats. The size of the individual cinemas range from 84 seats to 663 seats, with the screen size in the latter being 18.4m (60 feet) by 8.4m (27 feet) or 154.5 sq. m.

Taken over by Cineworld in 2005, the complex was built by the French-owned UGC cinema chain in 2001. It was constructed on the site of the former Green's Playhouse (1927), which became the iconic music venue The Apollo from 1973 until its closure in 1985. A glass lift on the outside of the building provides panoramic views over Glasgow.


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