Basic Site Details

Name: Dominion Cinema
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Mr T Bowhill Gibson 30 Rutland-square Edinburgh is the architect for a cinema to be erected at the corner of Newbattle-terrace and Morningside-road. Accommodation will be provided for about 1,600 people. [Builder 30 April 1937 Page 946].

EDINBURGH - Work is about to commence on the erection of a cinema at Churchill with accommodation for 1,500 persons. The contractor is Mr W J Henry 63 Abbeyhill Edinburgh and the architect is Mr T Bowhill Gibson 30 Rutland-square.
[Builder 23 July 1937 Page 171]

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 1Dominion Cinema, Newbattle TerraceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219371938  
Item 2 of 2July 1937 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunWork about the commence


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 8Thomas Bowhill GibsonArchitect 19371938 
Item 2 of 8Alwyn Brunow WatersArchitectBLate 1970s Rebuilding? Extensions?
Item 3 of 8Geoffrey TaylorArchitectBLate 1970s Rebuilding? Extensions?
Item 4 of 8Ian Henry Dodd BLate 1970s Rebuilding? Extensions?
Item 5 of 8Robert Arthur WatersArchitectBLate 1970s  Rebuilding? Extensions?
Item 6 of 8Robert Kerr MarshallArchitectBLate 1970s  
Item 7 of 8Ronald Jeffrey Clark JamiesonArchitectBLate 1970s Rebuilding? Extensions?
Item 8 of 8Waters Jamieson PartnershipArchitectural practiceBLate 1970s Rebuilding? Extensions?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scottish Film CouncilClient for 1970s work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp620

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1937Jan-Jun p141
Item 2 of 4Builder30 April 1937  p946
Item 3 of 4Builder23 July 1937  p171
Item 4 of 4RIBA JournalJanuary 1950v57London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp121 - obituary of Thomas Bowhill Gibson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 2 of 6Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 5 July 1937
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27650 
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Library 1 press photo c.1937, possibly in RIAS collection
Item 5 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection 14 drawings
Item 6 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Bowhill Gibson: L no4726 (combined box 5)