Basic Site Details

Name: La Scala Cinema
Town, district or village: Greenock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: o. 1914 by owners of La Scala, Glasgow. Bingo from mid-60s. Cl. 1995.

Plans have been passed to modernise the La Scala Cinema to accommodate 1,128 persons. The owner is Mr G McAulay 3 Captain Street, Greenock. [Builder 28 October 1932 Page 744]

A contract for the modernisation of the La Scala Cinema for Mr G B McAulay has been placed with Messrs McCracken and Company, Motherwell. Plans have been prepared by Messrs James MacKissack and Son 68 West Regent-street, Glasgow. [Builder 11 November 1932 Page 833]

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 1Inverkip Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31913 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31914 Opened 
Item 3 of 31932 Reconstruction 


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 3Neil Campbell DuffArchitect 1913 Build/construction
Item 2 of 3James McKissackArchitectA1932 Reconstruction
Item 3 of 3John McKissack & SonArchitectural practiceA1932 Reconstruction


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1McAulay, G B, 3 Captain Street, Greenock 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p125

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder28 October 1932  p744
Item 2 of 2Builder11 November 1932  p833

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 July 2009