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Glasgow Film Theatre

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The Glasgow Film Theatre may be dwarfed by Europe’s tallest cinema that towers just down the road, but the art deco GFT is by far the more intimate venue, adding so much more to a film than the latest Cineworld can offer. The plush seats and beautiful surroundings really make this the place to go for a first date, though don’t expect to catch the latest blockbuster. Indeed, the GFT is the only arthouse cinema in the city, so is essential if you’re fond of your foreign and independent cinema.

As well as the sumptuous décor, the GFT’s café Cosmo is a great place to take a rest from the city, with a great relaxing vibe. The cinema always has something on as well, recently having a guest screening with Sir Richard Attenborough, and is also home to the Glasgow International Film Festival.

The GFT is a place of fond memories for its patrons, with one girl waxing lyrical about her family trip to the cinema for Christmas where the film is accompanied by a performance of Christmas carols on the piano that sits in the theatre. It’s a wonderfully enchanting place that takes you a million miles away from the city and brings a really romanticised experience to the cinema.

Written by  John Johnston.

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