Basic Site Details

Name: George Street Cinema
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: A new cinema capable of seating 2,500 persons is to be erected in George-street. Mr T Scott Sutherland. 10 Albyn Place Queen’s Cross Aberdeen, is engaged upon the preparation of plans [Builder 28 September 1933, p513]

Aberdeen Picture Palaces Limited propose the erection of a new cinema in George-street. To seat 2,500 persons, the building will be planned by Mr T Scott Sutherland FRIBA 10 Albyn Place, Aberdeen.[Builder 10 August 1934 Page 242]

Aberdeen Picture Palaces Limited propose the erection of a cinema seating 2,500 in George-street. Plans are by Mr T Scott Sutherland FRIBA 10 Albyn Place, Aberdeen.[Builder 18 January 1935 Page 162]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1City CinemaYes 

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 1197-199, George StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 24 November 1933 Opened 
Item 2 of 21963  Closed down; converted to bowling alley over two floors

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 1T Scott SutherlandArchitect 1933  

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Picture Palaces 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp197
Item 2 of 2www.scottishcinemas.org.uk www.scottishcinemas.org.uk Scottish Cinemas website and databaseDatabase accessed February 2006

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder28 September 1933  p513

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