Although many have closed down, some up to 70 years after the initial opening, Glasgow boasts many cinema complexes offering a range of genres, from all the latest Hollywood block busters, to foreign and classic masterpieces.
Amongst these is the UK's most critically and commercially successful art house cinema - The Glasgow Film Theatre, showing a range of contemporary artistic, foreign, cult and classic film. As a cultural Mecca, it is common to see lone film lovers, sitting themselves completely at ease in the venue.
As part of it's both architecturally and technically breathtaking Science Centre, along the River Clyde is one of only 8 in the UK and Scotland's first Imax cinema. The venue boasts and 80ft high screen (larger than a 5-aside football pitch) and a digital 12,000 watt sound system showing films in 2D and 3D. The cinema offers a truly mind blowing experience that standard cinemas simply cannot compare to.
Amongst its many cinema complexes, Glasgow boasts the tallest cinema venue in the world with its CineWorld (formerly the UGC) Multiplex in Renfrew Street of its city centre. Accompanying its 19 screens the cinema offers bar and food facilities and a fantastic view of the city via its glass elevator and top floor viewing area.
Throughout its many venues, Glasgow evokes a true passion for cinema and film and a its many genres, from a cultural appreciation of foreign or classic masterpieces to Jim Carey or Brad Pitts next blockbuster, Glasgow offers it all, a city truly obsessed with film.