The Apollo had a conveniently ignominious end - https://www.heraldscotland.com/life_style/arts_ents/23777143.bulldozers-fire-last-days-glasgow-apollo/
"On October 25, 1988, the derelict Apollo theatre on Renfield Street was devastated by fire. The alarm had been raised at 4am and fire crews from all over the city converged on the site. At the height of the fire, eight pumps, four turntable appliances and 60 firefighters were involved.
"Eleven months before the blaze, in September 1987, bulldozers had demolished the front and rear of the building, leaving only the huge central portion intact, after building control inspectors had deemed parts of the Apollo to be unsafe.
"At that time in September 1987, the building's owners, Ainsley Developments, were in receivership, and it was the Receiver who called in Burnthills Demolition.
A few weeks prior to the demolition, city councillors had given planning permission to a London-based film and cinema company, Maybox, which wanted to build an £8.5m, 14-screen cinema on the site. Maybox had reportedly bought the property for £600,000."