Basic Site Details

Name: Kingsway Cinema
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Plans have been approved for the erection of a cinema at the junction of King-street and Frederick-street by Messrs James F Donald (Aberdeen Cinemas) Limited. [Builder 22 April 1938 Page 801]

Messrs Rollo and Hall F/ARIBA 146 Union-street, Aberdeen, are the architects for a cinema to be erected in Frederick-street for Messrs James F Donald (Aberdeen Cinemas) Ltd. [Builder 13 May 1938 Page 957]

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 1King Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21938 Scheme accepted 
Item 2 of 21939 Build/construction 


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 3David Polson Hall  1939  
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo A1939  
Item 3 of 3Rollo & Hall A1939  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder22 April 1938  p801
Item 2 of 2Builder13 May 1938  p957

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 David Polson Hall: F no4613 (combined box 24)