Basic Site Details

Name: Regal Cinema
Town, district or village: Hamilton
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 'Mr C J McNair LRIBA 112 Bath Street Glasgow is architect for the new cinema proposed by the Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres Limited at the junction of Townhead-street and Blackwell-lane. It is to accommodate 2000 persons. The company is allied to the Associated British Cinemas Limited, Heddon House, Regent-street W1'

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Blackwell Lane  
Item 2 of 2Townhead Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 117 August 1931 Opened 


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 2Charles James McNairArchitectA1931  
Item 2 of 2Robert Walter ElderArchitectA1931 As assistant


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2ABC Cinemas 
Item 2 of 2Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres LimitedGiven in Builder 18 July 1930.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1999Lanarkshire's Legendary Cinemas Stenlakep25

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect and Building News1930Jul-Dec p27

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean