Basic Site Details

Name: Regent Picture House
Town, district or village: Abbeymount
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The Dean of Guild Court has granted the Abbeymount Picture House Company permission for the erection of a picture house at Abbeymount, Edinburgh. The building will accommodate about 1,800 persons and the cost of construction will be about 25,000. [Builder 4 June 1926 Page 932].

Some of the contracts have been placed for the new cinema to be erected at Abbey Hill have been placed. The architect is Mr T B Gibson 30 Rutland Square. [Builder 12 November 1926 Page 805]

Alternative Names

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

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 119261927  


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 1Thomas Bowhill GibsonArchitect 19261927 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder4 June 1926  p932
Item 2 of 2Builder12 November 1926  p805

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, RCAHMSRIAS Collection 10 drawings, 2 photographs c.1927
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Bowhill Gibson: L no4726 (combined box 5)