Basic Site Details

Name: Palace Cinema
Town, district or village: Buckie
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Mr Alister G MacDonald FRIBA 14 John Street Adelphi, WC2 and 123 George Street, Edinburgh has prepared plans for alterations to the Palace Cinema for the Highland Cinema Company.
[Builder 22 October 1937 Page 754]

Palace Cinema is to be reconstructed and enlarged to accommodate 1050 persons, a contract for the work having been placed with Messrs Robert Pert and Sons, Lower Balmin Street, Montrose. The architect is Mr Alister G MacDonald ARIBA 14 Frederick Street, Edinburgh. [Builder 10 December 1937 Page 1086]

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cinema  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31937  Reconstruction
Item 2 of 314 October 1937 Scheme acceptedPlans passed
Item 3 of 322 December 1937 OpenedCinema re-opened - by Countess of Seafield


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 1Alister Gladstone MacDonald (or Alistair Gladstone MacDonald)Architect 1937 Reconstruction


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp491

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Banffshire Advertiser14 October 1937   
Item 2 of 5Banffshire Advertiser23 December 1937   
Item 3 of 5Builder22 October 1937  p754
Item 4 of 5Builder10 December 1937  p1086
Item 5 of 5Scotsman12 October 1937