Basic Site Details

Name: Rialto Picture House
Town, district or village: Kirkcaldy
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Drawings not signed - may be by Denny and Blain

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Gaumont Picture HouseYesFrom 1 May 1950 to 16 December 1962
Item 2 of 2Odeon CinemaYesFrom 16 December 1962

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 1204, High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3February 1924 Opened 
Item 2 of 35 April 1951  Stalls, Screen, Toilets, modernisation
Item 3 of 326 December 1974  Destroyed by fire


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 4Alexander Cochran DennyArchitectA1924(?) Drawings not signed, but may be by Denny & Blain
Item 2 of 4Denny & BlainArchitectural practiceA1924(?) Drawings not signed, but may be by Denny & Blain
Item 3 of 4William John BlainArchitectA1924(?) Drawings not signed, but may be by Denny & Blain
Item 4 of 4J D Cairns & FordArchitectural practice 1951 Stalls, Screen, Toilets, modernisation


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of Scottish Cinemas website and databaseDatabase accessed March 2006

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Fife Archives, Iona House, John Smith Business Park, KirkcaldyKirkcaldy Dean of Guild Court Ref no DG/K/1/3454
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) 7 sheets drawings (roll 23)