Basic Site Details

Name: Lyceum cinema and theatre
Town, district or village: Dumfries
City or county: Dumfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Plans have been prepared by Mr Alister G MacDonald ARIBA 14 John-street Adelphi, WC2 for the erection of a theatre and cinema to replace the Lyceum Theatre, High-street. [Builder 27 March 1936 Page 650]

The contract for the reconstruction of the Lyceum Theatre, High-street, has been placed with Messrs Robison and Davidson, St Catherine’s-gate. Mr Alister G MacDonald, 14 Frederick-street, Edinburgh is the architect. [Builder 24 April 1936 Page 849]

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 1High Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2March 1936 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 2 of 2April 1936 Build/constructionContract placed


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)ArchitectA1936 Rebuilding
Item 2 of 2Leonard George PargiterArchitectA1936 As architect in charge of Edinburgh office of Alister G MacDonald


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 March 1936  p650
Item 2 of 2Builder24 April 1936  p849

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)