Basic Site Details

Name: Regal cinema
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Mr Charles J McNair, LRIBA, 112 Bath Street, Glasgow is preparing plans for the erection of a cinema to seat 2,000 in Lady-lane and the High-street. The cinema will be for the Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres Limited, Glasgow. [Builder 10 November 1933 Page 756]

The building contract for the new cinema for Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres Limited at Lady-lane and High-street has been placed with the Scottish Construction Company Limited, 154 West Regent Street, Glasgow. Messrs Redpath Brown and Company, Glasgow, will erect the steel. Mr Charles J McNair, LRIBA, 112 Bath Street, Glasgow is the architect. [Builder 15 December 1933 Page 965]

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 2High Street  
Item 2 of 2Lady Lane  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21933(?)1934  
Item 2 of 226 November 1934 Opened 

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 4James McKissackArchitectB1932 Perhaps submitted scheme which was not executed?
Item 2 of 4John McKissack & SonArchitectural practiceB1932 Perhaps submitted scheme which was not executed?
Item 3 of 4Charles James McNairArchitectA1933  
Item 4 of 4Robert Walter ElderArchitectA1933  

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1The Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres Limited 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p17
Item 2 of 2www.scottishcinemas.org.uk www.scottishcinemas.org.uk Scottish Cinemas website and databaseDatabase accessed April 2006

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1934Jan-Jun p386
Item 2 of 3Builder10 November 1933  p756
Item 3 of 3Builder15 December 1933  p965

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean  
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection Three drawings from the Caledonian Associated Cinemas Collection