Report on formal opening of the Grosvenor, with comments on decor.
Tuesday afternoon of this week witnessed the formal opening of Glasgow's latest super picture house, the Grosvenor, which has been erected on Byres Road, near the Subway Station. Accommodation is provided for 1350 persons, and the building, which has been erected from plans prepared by Messrs. Gardner and Glen, architects, is designed in the renaissance style of architecture. A special feature of the house is the scheme of interior decoration executed on "Futurist" lines, but restrained in character, depicting in landscape panel garden scenes of two periods - "Early English" and "Mid-Victorian". The work of decoration has been carried out by Messrs. R. Henderson and Son, of Pollokshields, who are experts in picture house decoration. The main entrance from Byres Road, with its "Carrara" surround, marble floor and mahogany doors, serves both area and balcony. The inner vestibule, corridors, and staircase, enriched with "Ruboleum" floor panels, have all been carefully arranged and tastefully designed and decorated. A spacious lounge is placed at the main entrance. The work at the Grosvenor has been carried out under the supervision of Mr. Tom Robinson, of the board of directors, who control quite a circuit of halls in Glasgow and Dundee. The resident manager will be Mr. D. W. Crichton, who was at one time associated with the Alhambra and Empire Theatres in Glasgow.