Southside Film Festival 2019 Venues

Pop Up Cinema

What makes Southside Film unique is the fact that there is no cinema in the Southside so films are  screened in non cinema spaces and audiences watch films in places where they will least expect it.

screen in swimming pool Govanhill Baths May 2011
Screen in the deep end of swimming pool at Govanhill Baths, May 2011

We have screened all over the Southside (Battlefield, Cathcart, Castlemilk, Crossmyloof, Gorbals, Govan, Govanhill, Kinning Park, Langside, Pollokshaws, Pollokshields,  Queens Park, Shawlands, Strathbungo, Toryglen) and we work with lots of local venues to bring film out into the community.

So far we have screened in a boat shed in the park,  a tent at Pollokshields Playhouse, a scout hall, an empty swimming pool  (Govanhill Baths), an old church (St Francis Centre), a school, a night club, a couple of bars (Rum Shack & The Bungo), a couple of local libraries (Langside & Pollokshaws), a camera cluban allotment, a garden, an art gallery in the local shopping centre (Art Village), Tramway, a couple of museums (The Burrell CollectionScotland St Museum), in a National Trust country house Pollok House,  Kinning Park ComplexCastlemilk Community CentreThe Pearce Institute, Toryglen Community Base, The Glad Cafe, The Glad Foundation… you get the idea, wherever we can put up a screen, we will.

setting up screen New Victoria Gardens 2 May 2014
Volunteers Shane and Verena construct screen at New Victoria Gardens, May 2014
VAMPYR Halloween 2013 Pollokshaws Burgh Hall
Set up for screening of Vampyr with Wurlitzer, Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, October 2013

The Southside of Glasgow also has the last remaining Wurlitzer Cinema Organ in Scotland at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall so we also screen silent cinema there with live musical accompaniment on the Wurlitzer in partnership with SCOT (Scottish Cinema Organ Trust).

All of our screening venues are wheelchair accessible.

Thanks to all of our screenings in the Southside of Glasgow. If you are interested in screening some films in your Southside space then get in touch by emailing us at

Past screening venues:

The Bungo, 17-21 Nithsdale Rd, Strathbungo, G41 2AL. 0141 423 0023

audience underwire May 2012

Audience ready to watch short films, The Bungo, May 201

The Glad Café, 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow, G41 2HG. 0141 636 6119 

set up at glad cafe

Seats ready for an audience at The Glad Cafe, May 2014

SFF May 11 Shorts for Wee Ones 1
Shorts for Wee Ones, Langside Library, May 2011

New Victoria Gardens (allotments), Glenapp Street, Pollokshields, G41 2NQ

audience 2 New Victoria Gardens May 2014
Audience, New Victoria Gardens, May 2014

Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UU, 0141 445 6007


Q&A You Play Your Part screening, PI, Govan, May 2011

  • Queens Park Boat Shed, Queens Park

    Interior boat shed Queens Park May 2011
    Interior boat shed, May 2011
  • Queens Park Church
  • The Rum Shack
  • Scout Hall, 23 Garry St, Cathcart, G44 4AZ animation workshop may 2012

    animation workshop May 2012 2
    Animation workshop, Scout Hall May 2012