Basic Site Details

Name: Picture House
Town, district or village: Stranraer
City or county: Wigtownshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The Stranraer Picture House Limited has issued a prospectus asking for 14,000 to erect a 1,100 capacity cinema in Dalrymple-street, Stranraer. One of the directors is Mr Mark Cohen, 14 Dourn-terrace, Glasgow. The architects are Messrs John McKissack and Son, 68 West Regent-street, Glasgow. [Builder 3 April 1931 Page 639]

Messrs John Green and Company, 219 St Vincent-street, Glasgow have been awarded the contract for the erction of the new cinema. The architects are Messrs John McKissoch (sic) and Son, 68 West Regent-street, Glasgow [Builder 24 July 1931, p164?]

A contract for the erection of a new cinema, plans prepared by Messrs John McKissack and Son LRIBA, architects, 68 West Regent-street, Glasgow, has gone to Messrs Green and Company, Vincent-street, Glasgow. [Builder 28 August 1931 Page 256]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Regal Cinema  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Dalrymple StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11931   


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 McKissackArchitectA1931  
Item 2 of 2John McKissack & SonArchitectural practiceA1931  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1The Stranraer Picture House Ltd 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architect and Building News1931Jan-Jun p192, 389
Item 2 of 5Builder6 February 1931p299  
Item 3 of 5Builder3 April 1931  p639
Item 4 of 5Builder24 July 1931  p164
Item 5 of 5Builder28 August 1931  p256

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009