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Basic Site Details

Name: New Victoria Cinema
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Built as New Victoria Cinema, opened 25 August 1930, designed by W E Trent and executed by John Jerdan FRIBA, Edinburgh. Prior to alteration for cinemascope the proscenium arch had splays of six disengaged columns. An outstanding example of the work of the most famous British cinema architect.

Intended to be opened by Christmas 1929, the estimated cost was over 50,000. The plans included 25 dressing rooms and theatre was intended for both talkies and variety shows.
Contractor: McLaughlin and Harvey Limited. 25 Highbury Grove London N5

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Odeon CinemaYes 

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 2Buccleuch Street  
Item 2 of 27, Clerk StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2May 1929 Plans approvedPlans passed by Dean of Guild Court
Item 2 of 225 August 1930 Opened 


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 2John JerdanArchitect 1930 Executant architect for W E Trent
Item 2 of 2William Edward TrentArchitect 1930  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Provincial Cinematograph Theatres Limited 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp249
Item 2 of 2Historic Scotland Lists     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder31 May 1929  p1010
Item 2 of 2Builder14 June 1929  p1094 - contractor given

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30028 


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