Basic Site Details

Name: Capitol Cinema
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The Edinburgh Dean of Guild Court has sanctioned the building of the Leith Capitol Theatre in Manderton-street. It is to be a picture house with sitting accommodation for 2,500 [Builder 5 November 1926]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Capital CinemaYesAlternative spelling
Item 2 of 3Capitol TheatreYesAs listed on J S Johnston's LRIBA paper
Item 3 of 3New Picture HouseYesProbable alternative name (as listed on J M Johnston's FRIBA paper)

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 1c. 1926(?)   


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 2James Stewart JohnstonArchitectAc. 1926(?)  
Item 2 of 2Joseph Marr JohnstonArchitectAc. 1926(?)  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder5 November 1926  p760
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal13 October 1934v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp1069 - obituary of Joseph Marr Johnston

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Joseph Marr Johnston: F no2400 (box 6); James Stewart Johnston: L no4394 (combined box 11)