Basic Site Details

Name: Cinema
Town, district or village: Arbroath
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Arbroath Dean of Guild Court has passed plans submitted by Arbroath Cinema Company Ltd for the erection of a new cinema thetare in High Street. It was stated that the seating accommodation of the building would be 750 on the ground floor and 290 in the gallery. [Builder 20 June 1930, p1195]

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 1141, High Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31930s   
Item 2 of 320 June 1930 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 3 of 325 December 1930 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 5Gordon & ScrymgeourArchitectural practiceA1930s  
Item 2 of 5John Ramsay GordonArchitectA1930s  
Item 3 of 5Robert Aikenhead ScrymgeourArchitectA1930s  
Item 4 of 5Clark & BlythArchitectural practiceB1930 Architects given in Cinemas Database.
Item 5 of 5Robert BlythArchitectB1930 Architect given in Cinemas Database. The practice seems to have been dissolved in 1929 so it is possible that the job then went to Gordon & Scrimgeour.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Arbroath Cinema Company 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1930Jan-June p806
Item 2 of 2Builder20 June 1930  p1195

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