Basic Site Details

Name: Playhouse Cinema
Town, district or village: Peebles
City or county: Peeblesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Messrs R Pert and Sons Limited, contractors, Montrose, have been successful in securing the contract for the erection of a new cinema in High-street, Peebles. The architect is Mr A G MacDonald ARIBA 13 Queen Anne’s Gate London SW1 [Builder 26 May 1933, p865]

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 160, West High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119321933  


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 2Alister Gladstone MacDonald (or Alistair Gladstone MacDonald)Architect 19321933 
Item 2 of 2Leonard George PargiterArchitectA19321933As architect in charge in the Edinburgh office of Alister MacDonald


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp623
Item 2 of 3McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp195
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 3Architect and Building News1933Jan-Jun p235
Item 2 of 3Builder24 February 1933  p355
Item 3 of 3Builder26 May 1933  p865

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39206 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Pargiter: L no6486 (Combined Box 142); F no4784 (Combined Box 35)