Basic Site Details

Name: Cinema
Town, district or village: Motherwell
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: The Dean of Guild Court in the Burgh of Motherwell and Wishaw has passed plans by Mrs Goberman, the proprietrix of a picture house in Barrie-street Motherwell for the erection and alteration of her premises at an estimated cost of 6,000. [Builder 13 July 1934 Page 71]
(NB Elsewhere the name appears as Guberman).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Alhambra Possibly?
Item 2 of 2New Cinema Possibly?

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 1Barrie Street  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31912 Build/constructionOr reconstruction from earlier building - see cinemas database
Item 2 of 315 April 1912 Opened 
Item 3 of 319341936(?)ReconstructionAfter a fire

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 6John Hall Nicol C1912 Would seem to have designed (or reconstructed)the theatre from an earlier building, the Alhambra.

Item 2 of 6Charles James McNairArchitectA19341936Alterations and additions after a fire
Item 3 of 6McNair & ElderArchitectural practiceA19341936Alterations and additions after a fire
Item 4 of 6Robert Walter ElderArchitectA19341936Alterations and additions after a fire
Item 5 of 6William McGillArchitectB1935 Was responsible for the work. Perhaps chosen in preference to McNair & Elder?
Item 6 of 6Wilson & McGillArchitectB1935 Was responsible for the work. Perhaps chosen in preference to McNair & Elder?

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Guberman, Mrs Anne Catherine 
Item 2 of 2Nicol, John HallSole proprietor as well as responsible for construction and fittings

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/MotherwellTheatres.htm http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/MotherwellTheatres.htm  Accessed October 2016
Item 2 of 2www.scottishcinemas.org.uk www.scottishcinemas.org.uk Scottish Cinemas website and databaseThe information gleaned from newspapers does not seem to accord with what is in this database.

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1934Jul-Dec p201
Item 2 of 3Builder13 July 1934  p71
Item 3 of 3Motherwell Times29 March 1935  Report at opening on reconstructed cinema. McGill mentioned as architect.

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