Basic Site Details

Name: News Reel Theatre, Waverley Station
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Unexecuted
Grid ref:
Notes: It is stated that the British News Theatres Limited are negotiating for sites at Central Station Glasgow and at Waverley Station, Edinburgh for the erection of news theatres. The architect to the company is Mr Alistair G MacDonald. 13 Queen Anne’s-gate London SW1. [Builder 15 September 1933, p440]

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 11933 Build/constructionProposed - not carried out


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 2Alister Gladstone MacDonald (or Alistair Gladstone MacDonald)ArchitectA1933 Proposed new reel cinema - not executed
Item 2 of 2Leonard George PargiterArchitectA1933 As architect in charge of Edinburgh office of Alister G MacDonald - not executed


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1British News Theatres Limited 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder15 September 1933  p440

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Pargiter: L no6486 (Combined Box 142); F no4784 (Combined Box 35)