Basic Site Details

Name: Playhouse Cinema
Town, district or village: North Berwick
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Scott Empires Limited have acquired the Picture House which is to be reconstructed to provide accommodation for 1,000 people. [Builder 22 October 1937 Page 754]

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 1High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319371938Build/construction 
Item 2 of 37 July 1938 Opened 
Item 3 of 31978 Destruction/demolitionFor sheltered housing. Conflict of imformation. Statham gives closed 1983 and demolished 1996


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 2John Ross McKayArchitectA19371938 
Item 2 of 2Richardson & McKayArchitectural practiceA19371938 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scott Empires Limited 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p366
Item 2 of 2Statham, Craig2011Lost East Lothian Birlinnp186

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder22 October 1937  p754