Basic Site Details

Name: Botchergate Kinema
Town, district or village: Carlisle
City or county: Cumberland
Country: England
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Opened August 1915. Extended 1929-1930*. Sold to the Rank Organisation June 1955 and re-named. Re-named Odeon 13th January 1964. 954 seats. Closed 17th May 1969. Demolished except for façade for supermarket. All demolished c.1998.

* Plans submitted by Mr G Gunn, architect, on behalf of the Carlisle Picture House Company Limited for extensions to the cinema in Botchergate have been passed by the Corporation. [Builder 15 November 1929 p847]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Botchergate Picture House & Café  
Item 2 of 3Gaumont Re-named 1955
Item 3 of 3Odeon Re-named 13 January 1964

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 237, Botchergate  
Item 2 of 2Saddle Lane  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3November 1913 Plans approved 
Item 2 of 3August 1915 Opened 
Item 3 of 31929 Additionplans approved November 1929


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 5George B DavisArchitectA1913  
Item 2 of 5George GunnArchitectA1913 Probably responsible for the design
Item 3 of 5John Campbell McKellarArchitectA1913  
Item 4 of 5McKellar Davis & GunnArchitectural practiceA1913  
Item 5 of 5George GunnArchitect 1929 Extensions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Carlisle Picture House Company Limitedaddress in 1941 - 95 Bath Street Glasgow


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder5 December 1913  p621 - plans passed
Item 2 of 2Builder15 November 1929  p847