Basic Site Details

Name: Cinema
Town, district or village: Dunoon
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Bruce Peter ('Clyde Coast Picture Palaces', 2000) states that there were two cinemas in Dunoon - the Picture House (opened 1914) and La Scala (opened 1936), both in Argyle Street. The address and name of the Dunoon cinema on which Houston worked are unknown.

Perhaps not progressed.

Mr James Houston, 147 Bath-street, Glasgow is the architect for a cinema in Argyle-street for Mr James Hamilton. [Builder 18 November 1938 Page 995]

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 1Argyle Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11939 Proposed 


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 1James HoustonArchitect 1939  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp194

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1939Jan-Jun p206
Item 2 of 2Builder18 November 1938  p995

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009