Basic Site Details

Name: King's Theatre and Hippodrome
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: The name was changed to ‘Gaumont’ in1950 and again to ‘Odeon’ in 1973. Closed as a cinema in 1982, the building was subsequently run as a bingo hall and now (2008) it is a nightclub.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 5County Bingo  
Item 2 of 5Garrison Theatre From 1941 to 1950
Item 3 of 5Gaumont Theatre From 1950 to 1973
Item 4 of 5Nightclub  
Item 5 of 5Odeon From 1973 to 1982

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 221-29, CowgateYes 
Item 2 of 2St Andrew StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 619071909  
Item 2 of 615 March 1909 Opened 
Item 3 of 61928  Converted to cinema
Item 4 of 61955  Interior work destroyed or concealed, balcony removed
Item 5 of 61961  Interior work destroyed or concealed, balcony removed
Item 6 of 61982  Closed as cinema

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 4Frank Drummond ThomsonArchitectA19061909Completed in association with ___Ward
Item 2 of 4Henry ('Harry') ThomsonArchitectA19061909Completed in association with ___Ward
Item 3 of 4___ WardArchitect After 19061909Took over and partly re-designed interior
Item 4 of 4H & F ThomsonArchitectural practiceA19081909Completed in association with ___Ward

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1United County Theatres LtdCompleted for this company

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Dundee Yearbook1909    
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep133
Item 3 of 4Horan, Martin2001The King's, God's and Commoners   
Item 4 of 4www.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 3Builder27 March 1909   
Item 2 of 3Dundee Advertiser16 March 1909   
Item 3 of 3Dundee Courier and Advertiser2 March 1991   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25201 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Henry (Harry) Thomson: L v21 no1625