The History of Leith

November 7, 2006

A list of Edinburgh Cinemas that have exsisted through the years

MGM/ ABC/ NOW THE ODEON

THE ABBEY, CLOSED 1933

ALBERT HALL, CLOSED 1932

ALHAMBRA, CLOSED 1958

ALISON, CLOSED 1946

ASTORIA, CLOSED 1974 (SEEN BAMBI THERE IN THE MID SIXTIES )

ATMOSPHERIC, THE GATEWAY, CLOSED 1959

BEVERLEY,ALSO KNOWN AS THE BLUE HALLS AT SOME POINT, CLOSED 1959

BROADWAY, ALSO A NAME CHANGE FOR THE GATEWAY

BUNGALOW,IN PORTOBELLO, BATH STREET CLOSED 1956

CALEY, CLOSED 1984 NOW THE REVOLUTION

CALTON STUDIOS, CLOSED 1984

CAMEO, STILL GOING

CANNON, THE ABC

CAPITOL, CLOSED 1961

CARLTON, CLOSED 1959

CENTRAL, CLOSED 1929

CENTRAL, PORTOBELLO , CLOSED 1961

CINE PLAYHOUSE, SPRINGVALLEY GARDENS, CLOSED 1938

THE CINEMA, (LA SCALA) CLOSED 1987

CINEMA HOUSE , CLOSED , 1930

CINEMA HOUSE (THE EMPIRE IN LEITH) CLOSED c1930

CLASSIC (LA SCALA) CLOSED 1987

COLISEUM, CLOSED 1942

COUNTY, CLOSED 1963

COUNTY (THE GEORGE PORTOBELLO) CLOSED 1974

DEAN, CLOSED 1935

DOMINION, STILL GOING STRONG, GREAT WEE PLACE

EASTWAY, CLOSED 1961

EMBASSY , CLOSED 1964

EMPIRE, CLOSED 1930 ish

EVANS PICTURE HOUSE, SPRINGVALLEY NAME CHANGE

FILMHOUSE, STILL GOING STRONG AND GETTING A NEW HOME SOON

GAIETY , NAME CHANGE FOR THE OPERETTA HOUSE AT CHAMBER STREET, CLOSED 1939

GAIETY, KIRKGATE LEITH, CLOSED 1944

GATEWAY, CLOSED 1959

GAUMONT, CLOSED 1963

GEORGE, BATH STREET PORTOBELLO, CLOSED 1974

GRAND, CLOSED 1960

HAYMARKET (SCOTIA) CLOSED 1964

IMPERIAL (CINEMA HOUSE, NICOLSON STREET) CLOSED 1930

IMPERIAL PICTURE HOUSE (STORRIES ALLEY, LEITH) WHERE WAS THAT? CLOSED ?

JACEY, CLOSED 1973

KINGS CINEMA, THE CAMEO, STILL GOING

LA SCALA, THE CLASSIC, CLOSED 1987, MAYBE JUST AS WELL

LAURIE OR THE LAURIE STREET CINEMA (THE ALISON) CLOSED 1946

LYCEUM, CLOSED 1963

LYRIC, CLOSED 1931

MAGNET, CLOSED 1915

MARCOS DRAUGHT HOUSE CINEMA, GROVE STREET, CLOSED 1988

METRO, (THE LA SCALA, THE CLASSIC) CLOSED 1987

MGM ( THE CURRENT ODEON)

MONSEIGNUER NEWS THEATRE (THE JACEY)CLOSED 1973

NEW COLISEUM ( SAME AS THE OLD COLISEUM) CLOSED 1942

NEW ELECTRIC CINEMA ( PETIT PARIS) CLOSED 1912

NEW PALACE, CLOSED 1956

NEW PICTURE HOUSE (THE PORTOBELLO CENTRAL)CLOSED 1961

NEW TIVOLI, CLOSED 1973

NEW TOLLCROSS, CLOSED 1947

NEW VICTORIA, THE OLD ODEON NOW SADLY GONE

NORTH BRITISH ELECTRIC THEATRE ( THE CINEMA HOUSE) CLOSED 1930

ODEON, RELOCATED

OLYMPIA, CLOSED 1915

OPERETTA HOUSE , CLOSED 1939

PALACE, (183 CONSTITUTION STREET)CLOSED 1966

PALACE (PRINCES STREET) CLOSED 1955

PALACE (THE SAVOY ST BERNARDS ROW) CLOSED 1966

PALLADIUM, CLOSED 1932

PAVILION ( THE DEAN) CLOSED 1935

PETIT PARIS , CLOSED 1912

PICTUREDROME ( THE EASTWAY ) CLOSED 1961

PICTURE HOUSE ( PRINCES STREET) ?

PLAYHOUSE, NOW THE THEATRE

POOLE’S ROXY, CLOSED 1963

POOLE’S SYNOD HALL , CLOSED 1965

PRINCES ( THE JACEY) CLOSED 1973

PRINGLES PICTURE PALACE ( THE GATEWAY) CLOSED 1959

PRINGLES PICTURE PALACE ( GROVE STREET) CLOSED 1917

QUEEN’S HALL ( 5 QUEEN STREET)CLOSED 1915

REGAL ( THE MGM , ABC) NOW THE ODEON

REGENT ( ABBEYMOUNT) CLOSED 1970

RIO ( THE COUNTY , CRAIGMILLAR) CLOSED 1963

RITZ , CLOSED 1961

RITZ KINEMA ( SPRINGVALLEY AGAIN) CLOSED 1938

ROXBURGH, CLOSED 1930

ROXY (POOLES ROXY) CLOSED 1963

ROYAL CINEMA ( THE TRON) CLOSED 1928

RUTLAND ( GAUMONT) CLOSED 1963

ST ANDREWS SQUARE CINEMA , CLOSED 1952

ST BERNARDS’S PICTURE PALACE, CLOSED 1966 (THE TUDOR)

SALISBURY, CLOSED 1943

SALON, CLOSED 1974

SAVOY, CLOSED 1966 ( THE TUDOR)

SCOTIA, CLOSED 1964

SILVER CINEMA, ( THE LYRIC) CLOSED 1931

SPRINGVALLEY, CLOSED 1938

STAR, CLOSED 1925

STATE, CLOSED 1972

TIVOLI, CLOSED 1973

TOLLCROSS, CLOSED 1947

TRON, CLOSED 1928

TUDOR, CLOSED 1966

VICTORY , CLOSED 1956

WAVERLEY, CLOSED 1920

WEST END CINEMA (ALBERT HALL) CLOSED 1932

Acknowledgement- Fastblacks Edinburgh Taxi Forum

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