Basic Site Details

Name: Cinema, Hall Street
Town, district or village: Campbeltown
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Campbeltown Dean of Guild simply lists 'Cinema, Hall Street' by Fairweather, 1938. This was probably the Rex Cinema, which, like the Picture House (by Albert V Gardner - see separate entry), was on Hall Street (see websites and It is highly unlikely to apply to work on the Picture House as the latter had been rebuilt by Gardner only three years previously.

A cinema is to be erected on the fronnt by Messrs George Green Limited Glasgow. [Builder 24 December 1937 Page 1170].

Plans are being prepared for the erection of a cinema for a Glasgow picture house syndicate. The architects are Messrs J Fairweather and Son 184 Trongate Glasgow. [Builder 4 March 1938 Page 467]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Rex Cinema This was probably the Rex Cinema - see Notes

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 1Hall StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31937 Proposed 
Item 2 of 31938   
Item 3 of 3December 1977  Rex Cinema demolished; housing now stands on site


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 3John FairweatherArchitectA1938  
Item 2 of 3John Fairweather & SonArchitectural practiceA1938  
Item 3 of 3William John FairweatherArchitectA1938  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Green, George, Limited, Glasgow 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce2000Clyde Coast Picture Palaces Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishingp48 - mentions Rex Cinema but does not give location or architect

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1CampbeltownCampbeltown Dean of Guild