Basic Site Details

Name: Carlton Cinema
Town, district or village: Dickson's Park, Piershill
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cinema Properties Limited have been registered to erect the “Carlton” Cinema to seat 1,500 at Dickson’s Park Piers Hill. Plans will be by Messrs John McKissack and Son 68 West Regent Street Glasgow. [Builder 7 June 1935 Page 1089]

The contract for the “Carlton” Cinema at Dickson Park, Portobello-road for the Cinema Proprietors Limited 7 North St Andrew’s-street has been placed with Mr W J Hendry, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh. The architects are Messrs John McKissack and Son 68 West Regent Street Glasgow. [Builder 9 August 1935 Page 258]

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 1Portobello Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11935 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 


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 2James McKissackArchitectA1935  
Item 2 of 2John McKissack & SonArchitectural practiceA1935  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder7 June 1935  p1089
Item 2 of 2Builder9 August 1935  p258

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