Basic Site Details

Name: Regal Cinema
Town, district or village: Bathgate
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Messrs Broxburn Enterprises Limited have acquired a site in North Bridge-street for the erection of a cinema seating 1,250 persons. Plans have been prepared by Messrs Richardson and McKay, 4 Melville-street Edinburgh.[Builder 15 October 1937 Page 707]

The cinema which is to be erected in North Bridge-street from plans prepared by Messrs Richardson and McKay, 4 Melville-street Edinburgh will be constructed by Messrs Hardie and Company, Works Yard, Linlithgow for Broxburn Enterprises Limited. [Builder 29 October 1937 Page 801]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Regal Community TheatreYes 
Item 2 of 2Regal Theatre  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2CinemaYes 
Item 2 of 2Theatre  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 124,26,28,30,32,34, North Bridge StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219321939Build/constructionDrawings dated - in Haxton & Walker Collection but not signed.
Item 2 of 21938  Interior work

People

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 4Andrew David HaxtonArchitectB19321939Plans provided - not executed
Item 2 of 4John Ross McKayArchitectA1937 Provided designs? Unclear why Haxton secured the job.
Item 3 of 4Richardson & McKayArchitectural practiceA1937 McKay responsible- provided designs? Unclear why Haxton secured the job.
Item 4 of 4John AlexanderDesignerBc. 1938 Interior decoration

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Star Theatre (Bathgate) Ltd 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: PolygonHS List gives this as reference - relating to the interior work by John Alexander

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1937Jul-Dec p152
Item 2 of 4Bathgate CourierJuly 1938   
Item 3 of 4Builder15 October 1937  p707
Item 4 of 4Builder29 October 1937  p801

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register45918 
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection Drawings
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHaxton & Watson Collection HW 1930/4/1, HW 1930/5/1-26
Item 4 of 4Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore188259