8 Jan

Win two tickets to The Goonies!


The Goonies screens this Friday as part of our Late Night Classics strand. Screening from a new 35mm print, this much-loved adventure comedy has all the best components: pirates, gadgets and an affable group of teen misfits. ‘The Goonies’ are in search of one last adventure before their neighbourhood is destroyed by real-estate developers. After the gang discover an ancient map, they begin on a quest where they must navigate through a series of tasks and booby traps in order to reach treasure – all with a family of fugitives hot on their trail! Truffle-shuffle your way along to this 80s classic.

To win two complimentary tickets, just answer the following question...

If you had to save a place in Glasgow from being destroyed, what would that place be and why?

The competition closes on Thursday, 5pm.

Comments (29)

  • 08 January 2013, 16:39
    Gary Docherty

    It would have to be the GFT, because if we didn't save that then we wouldn't be able to watch The Goonies on Friday night.

  • 08 January 2013, 16:42
    Colin Bennett

    Is it wrong to be cheesy and say the one place in Glasgow that I would save is the GFT? Either way I've done it now. So many good memories in the one place. If you could bottle the smell and atmosphere of the building you would be millionaires(well I'd buy some for people at Christmas).

  • 08 January 2013, 16:54

    I would save the Duke of Wellington statue outside of the GOMA as I think that statue with the traffic cone on his head just perfectly sums up Glasgow in all its glory.

  • 08 January 2013, 16:54
    Blair Struthers

    G.G's on Argyle Street. Where else can yae git cheap campo viejo?

  • 08 January 2013, 16:57

    the cactus/tropical plant hut at botanic gardens - great place to escape the cold

  • 08 January 2013, 17:09
    Mary Darroch

    The GFT of course ... The last of the the great picture-houses where you can still see the timeless classics as they were meant to be seen and where you NEVER get idiots talking, laughing and shouting out during screenings. And they sell decent coffee!

  • 08 January 2013, 17:18

    The shack, because its only 60p a vodka mix!

  • 08 January 2013, 17:19
    Sophie Macdonald

    Film City in Govan. Not only is it a beautiful B listed building but it provides space for home grown talent to make lots of great new Scottish films to be shown in the GFT!

  • 08 January 2013, 17:26
    Sophie Macdonald

    Film City in Govan. Not only is it a beautiful B listed building but it provides a space for home grown talent to make some great new Scottish films to be shown at the GFT!

  • 08 January 2013, 17:41

    That would be the student accommodations because I live there and that means I wouldn't die yet.

  • 08 January 2013, 17:42
    Karen Kininmonth

    I'd save the council buildings so that I could make sure that none of my favourite places (like gft..) were ever closed down!

  • 08 January 2013, 17:47

    I'd save the Clyde cos it'd be an awfy shame to make the salmon homeless again. Also, 'River City' would become a defunct title for a soap.

  • 08 January 2013, 17:57
    Chris Harrison

    The Kelvingrove Hotel - Fantastic staff, very comfy beds inside a homely room. A cracking cup of tea too!

  • 08 January 2013, 18:01
    Ashleigh Blaney

    Would have to be Glasgow University (the main campus) absolutely stunning building inside and out and has many a hidden passage if you know where to look. Absolutely magical.

  • 08 January 2013, 18:45
    Kevin McGrorty

    George Square. It was only 12 years ago that it was a place where you could sit in the shade of a tree on a warm summer's day, watching people go about there business while you had a lunch-time picnic with friends on the grass, and there would be plenty of space to do so for half the city...until half of the trees were chopped down due to Dutch Elm disease and the council realised the opportunity on their doorstep, flattening half the square in order to host events. Now, that damned red tarmac is set to encroach further into the once green space; they even plan to remove the statues, just so that the council can profit from whatever money-grabbing soiree they decide is the most lucrative. All I have left is a memory of it's former glory.

  • 08 January 2013, 19:10
    Sarah Anderson

    Central Station. I love the old building and the exciting places that it takes you to, is always so inviting. Still, coming back to those clickety clackety platforms and old clock always makes me smile. It means I'm home!

  • 08 January 2013, 19:24
    James Lunan

    That wee place where they are foreclosing on all the whatever-you-call-its. I hear they are demolishing the houses and making a golf course. I hope that when they tear my friends house down they make it a sand trap and never get their balls out. Oh God I'm depressed! Any you guys ever hear of Detroit? Well that's where some of them are moving when they loose their houses. Hopefully someone might sort this because it would take about 400 pay checks for them to fix it. Well they've got till Saturday morning so I'll guess we'll see what happens by Friday night.

  • 08 January 2013, 20:09
    E- A McGonigle

    I would save Glasgow Necropolis. Stunning location. Always lose myself in thoughts there. Amazing views of the city.

  • 08 January 2013, 20:37
    George McCann

    I agree with Sarah, it has to be Central Station. How many of us have stood under the clock waiting on friends, family and on the odd occasion wearing a pink carnation, nervous and sweating like Kristen Wiig in a bridal shop waiting for that blind date to show up from the 7 o'clock train from Paisley Gilmour Street.

  • 08 January 2013, 21:03

    I'd save the pier by the Clyde, next to the science centre. Because you can sit there with a friend to watch the tide rise and the sun set.

  • 08 January 2013, 22:20

    Has to be the original Clockwork Orange - The Glasgow Underground. Only place in the city I know which brings all your senses to life.

  • 08 January 2013, 22:32
    Linda McG

    I would save Glasgow Necropolis because it has to be the most romantic place in the entire city of Glasgow, it's such a beautiful place to be especially on a summers day when the skies are clear, you can see the entire city from there (well it feels like it anyway) and the place is literally steeped in history, such a fascinating place to be x

  • 09 January 2013, 11:35
    Carol Cooper

    I can't think of anything I would currently save but it's only when things are gone that you realise how much you miss them. There are lots of things I would like to resurect in Glasgow and one of the first things would be the old Boots clock. I met many a gang of people under the clock for a good night out. It had character and everyone knew if you were standing under it you were on a night out. Bring it back :) plz

  • 09 January 2013, 12:18

    The GFT obviously. Need I explain why?

  • 09 January 2013, 18:17

    It's got to be the Barrowlands for me. Think of the stories that sprung dancefloor could tell - the bands that have played there, the banter, the dancing and folk falling in love. Not forgetting the iconic sign.

  • 09 January 2013, 21:25

    George Sq, home to the famoue wee pigeons, a winter wonderland at Christmas, the scene of many a good fight for justice, equality and a safer world. It has doubled for America in World War Z and the webcam on the city halls makes many a homesick Glaswegian smile.

  • 10 January 2013, 16:58
    Jane Hartshorn

    And the winner is....Moggers!

    Thanks to everyone for participating and, Moggers, we'll be in touch regarding collection of your tickets.


  • 19 January 2013, 23:49

    I would save central station. It does not matter how long my travels were everytime I come back to glasgow and I arrive at central station i feel home again. Central station more than anything represents Glasgow to me. An old building and new chainshops inside, poor homeless people and rich men in suits in a big crowd of people, the smell of old fat while a modern professional screen shows that most trains are on time. I hear the Glaswegian accent and simle at a friendly polite helpful passenger and I know I'm back.

  • 08 February 2013, 18:08
    Tom M

    Woolworths...though I haven't been in for a while!

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