Basic Site Details

Name: Alexandra Theatre
Town, district or village: Greenock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Alexandria Theatre Alternative original name (as given in William Kerr's LRIBA nomination paper)
Item 2 of 4King's Cinema After conversion, 1928
Item 3 of 4King's Theatre After renaming in 1910
Item 4 of 4OdeonYesAfter acquisition by the Rank organisation and reopening in January 1956

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Grey PlaceYes 
Item 2 of 2Kerr StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 510 August 1905 Opened 
Item 2 of 51910  Renamed King's Theatre
Item 3 of 519261928 Converted to cinema
Item 4 of 5October 1969  Closed down
Item 5 of 5Early 1973 Demolition 


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 7Boston, Menzies & MortonArchitectural practiceA1905  
Item 2 of 7George MortonArchitectA1905  
Item 3 of 7William KerrArchitectA1905 As chief assistant to Boston, Menzies & Morton
Item 4 of 7William MenziesArchitectA1905  
Item 5 of 7Alexander CullenArchitectB1905 Acting as consultant architects
Item 6 of 7James LochheadArchitectB1905 Acting as consultant architects
Item 7 of 7William BrownArchitectB1905 Acting as consultant architects


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 2 of 3Peter, Bruce1999Scotland's Splendid Theatres: Architecture and Social History from the Reformation to the Present Day Edinburgh: Polygon (an imprint of Edinburgh University Press Ltd)pp154-156
Item 3 of 3Peter, Bruce2000Clyde Coast Picture Palaces Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishingp19

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder16 January 1904   
Item 2 of 3Greenock Telegraph10 August 1905   
Item 3 of 3Greenock Telegraph11 August 1905   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Kerr: L v14 no904