Basic Site Details

Name: Regal Cinema
Town, district or village: Musselburgh
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: A site has been acquired at the corner of Inveresk-road and Dalrymple Loan Musselburgh by a group of Edinburgh and Musselburgh men for the purpose of building a cinema with accommodation for 1,500 people. Plans are being prepared by Messrs John McKissack and Son 68 West Regent-street, Glasgow. [Builder 6 November 1936 Page 907]

Messrs Robert Banks and Son, 138 Inveresk-road Edinburgh have secured the contract for the erection of a cinema at Inveresk Road and Dalrymple-street for the Inveresk Cinema Company Limited, North St Andrew’s-street, Edinburgh. The joinery work will be carried out by Messrs James Laidlaw and Son, 12 Playfair-street, Glasgow, The architects are Messrs John McKissack and Son 68 West Regent-street, Glasgow. [Builder 7 May 1937 Page 1001]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cinema  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Dalrymple Loan  
Item 2 of 2Inveresk Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119361937Build/construction 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2James McKissackArchitectA19361937 
Item 2 of 2John McKissack & SonArchitectural practiceA19361937 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Inveresk Cinema Company 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1937Jul-Dec p96. Wrongly reports architect as John Mackintosh.
Item 2 of 3Builder6 November 1936  p907
Item 3 of 3Builder5 July 1937  p1001