Basic Site Details

Name: Picture Palace
Town, district or village: Greenock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The Greenock Picture Palace Company have purchased a site in Brougham-street on which to erect a new picture house to take the place of their present cinema. [Builder 25 March 1927 Page]

A site in Brougham-street has been purchased by the Greenock Picture Palace Company and plans for the new cinema are to be prepared. [Builder 15 April 1927 Page 627]

The Greenock Dean of Guild Court has passed plans for a new picture house which will be erected on a site in Brougham-street. Accommodation will be provided for 1,700 people. [Builder 16 December 1927 Page 960]

A start is shortly to be made on the new cinema to be erected at Greenock. The architect is Mr G Gunn of 45 West Nile-street, Glasgow. [Builder 17 February 1928 Page 317]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Gaumont Renamed 1955
Item 2 of 2New Picture Palace  

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 1Brougham StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21927  Plans to be prepared
Item 2 of 230 December 1929 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 1George GunnArchitectA1927  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder25 March 1927   
Item 2 of 4Builder15 April 1927CXXII p627
Item 3 of 4Builder16 December 1927  p960
Item 4 of 4Builder17 February 1928  p317

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009