Basic Site Details

Name: Central Hall Picture House
Town, district or village: Inverness
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The Central Hall Picture House is to be reconstructed and transformed into an up-to-date and commodious theatre.[Builder 2 February 1934 Page 229]

Mr Alex Cattenach, architect, Kingussie has prepared sketch plans for alterations to the Central Hall Picture House as a combined theatre and cinema. The cost is estimated at 5,000. Dean of Guild Court has approved the plans. [Builder 18 May 1934 Page 866]

A contract for the reconstruction of the Central Hall Picture House has been placed with Messrs R Pert and Sons of Montrose. Plans are by Alex Cattenach, architect, Kingussie. The cost is placed at 5,000. [Builder 1 June 1934 Page 958]

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3   Other drawings not signed or dated
Item 2 of 31929  Alterations? New cinema?
Item 3 of 31934 Reconstruction 


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 DennyArchitectA1929 Alterations? New cinema?
Item 2 of 4Denny & BlainArchitectural practiceA1929 Alterations? New cinema?
Item 3 of 4William John BlainArchitectA1929 Alterations? New cinema?
Item 4 of 4Alexander Cattanach (junior)ArchitectB1934 Reconstruction


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder2 February 1934  p229
Item 2 of 3Builder18 May 1934  p866
Item 3 of 3Builder1 June 1934  p958

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlexander Cattenach Collection, RIAS 3 drawings
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Handlist -4 sheets drawings (roll 38)