Basic Site Details

Name: Picture House
Town, district or village: Campbeltown
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: 'Atmospheric' cinema.

Plans have been prepared for reconstruction and extension of the Picture House Campbeltown by Mr Albert Gardner, architect, 164 Bath-street, Blytheswood, Glasgow. A contract for the steel has been placed with Messes Redpath Brown and Co Limited Waterloo-street Blytheswood Glasgow. [Builder 12 January 1934 Page 103]

Contracts have been placed for reconstruction and extension of “Picture House” Hall Street
Brick and Masons work: Robert Weir and Company Campbeltown
Joinery Carpentry and Ironmongery: Malcolm Martin, Campbeltown
Plumbing: Robert Armour Campbeltown
Plasterwork: Alex MacPherson, Campbeltown
Ventilating Engineering: James Muirhead and Son, Glasgow (Builder 9 February 1934, pp266 and 276]

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 126, Hall StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319121913  
Item 2 of 3May 1913 Opened 
Item 3 of 319341935 Rebuilding and enlargement


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 2Albert Victor GardnerArchitectA19121913 
Item 2 of 2Albert Victor GardnerArchitectB19341935Rebuilding and enlargement


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Peter, Bruce2000Clyde Coast Picture Palaces Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishingp48
Item 2 of 3Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p158
Item 3 of Scottish Cinemas website and databaseDatabase accessed February 2006

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1934Jan-June p84
Item 2 of 4Builder12 January 1934  p103
Item 3 of 4Builder9 March 1934  p266 and 276 (tenders)
Item 4 of 4Campbeltown Courier31 May 1913   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3CampbeltownCampbeltown Dean of Guild  
Item 2 of 3Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22965