Basic Site Details

Name: Picture House and Tea Rooms
Town, district or village: Dumbarton
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Builder gives architects as McKellar and Gunn 45 West Nile Street, Glasgow, Davis having “disappeared,” but see also Botchergate Cinema Carlisle (December 1913) where he is still included in the practice.

It is assumed that the 'Dumbarton Picture House' referred to in W J Smith's FRIBA nomination papers is this one, and not La Scala or Pavilion (for which see separate entries).

Scottish Cinema database includes only Picture House High Street, opposite Bridge Street Dumbarton Demolished Opened in1915, a hall behind shops. 1050 seats; open until 1966. Architect - A.George Boswell. It is unclear whether this was an additional cinema or the McKellar and Gunn cinema was not progressed

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 11913 Proposed 


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 3(Professor) William James Smith    Assistant 1914
Item 2 of 3George Gunn  1913  
Item 3 of 3McKellar & Gunn  1913  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder21 November 1913  p557