Basic Site Details

Name: Astoria Cinema
Town, district or village: Kittybrewster
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: ABERDEEN - Messrs Milne and Reid, solicitors, are acting for a client who proposes to erect a cinema at Kittybrewster on land belonging to the Corporation [Builder 30 March 1934, p567]

ABERDEEN - Mr Bert Darley, Poole’s Picture House, Aberdeen, is managing director of a company which proposes to erect a 2,000 capacity cinema, the “Astoria” at Kittybrewster.Plans will be prepared by Mr T Scott Sutherland FRIBA 10 Albyn Place, Aberdeen. [Builder 20 April 1934 Page 694]

ABERDEEN - Contracts placed for the Astoria Cinema as follows:
Steelwork George Bisset and Sons, Aberdeen
Brickwork James Scott and Sons, Aberdeen
Mason work: Edgar Gauld and Company, Aberdeen
Flat roof: William Briggs and Son, Dundee [Builder 15 June 1934, p1041]

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 3December 1934 Opened 
Item 2 of 3August 1966  Closed down; used briefly as a bingo hall
Item 3 of 31967 Demolition 


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 2T Scott Sutherland A1934  
Item 2 of 2William Alexander Wood A1934 As an employee of T Scott Sutherland


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press 
Item 2 of Scottish Cinemas website and databaseDatabase accessed February 2006

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder30 March 1934  p567
Item 2 of 3Builder20 April 1934  p694
Item 3 of 3Builder15 June 1934  p1041 (contracts)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information re: William Alexander Wood from John Donald, son of Wood's later colleague John Hutcheon Donald