Basic Site Details

Name: Alexandra Cinema
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: 'Extensive alterations are proposed at the Alexandra Theatre, owned by Caledonian Entertainers. The cost of the internal alterations will be about 2,000 and the architects are Messrs A V Gardner and Glen, 164 Bath Street, Glasgow'. [Builder 6 August 1926 Page 228]

Brickwork Gebbie and Company, Glasgow
Steelwork D Clark and Company, Glasgow
Joinery J Allen.Glasgow

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Alex Picture House  
Item 2 of 3Alexandra Theatre  
Item 3 of 3New Alexandra CinemaYesAfter refurbishment, 1933

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 1Neilston RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5December 1923 Opened 
Item 2 of 56 August 1926 Alterations and additionsExtensive alterations proposed
Item 3 of 51933  Refurbishment
Item 4 of 5April 1959  Closed down
Item 5 of 51960 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 7Albert Victor GardnerArchitectB1923 Original building
Item 2 of 7Gardner & GlenArchitectural practiceB1923 Original building
Item 3 of 7William Riddell GlenArchitectB1923 Original building
Item 4 of 7Albert Victor GardnerArchitectC1926 Extensive alterations
Item 5 of 7Gardner & GlenArchitectural practiceC1926 Extensive alterations
Item 6 of 7William Riddell GlenArchitectC1926 Extensive alterations
Item 7 of 7Albert Victor GardnerArchitectA1933 Refurbishment


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Caledonia Entertainers Ltd 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of Scottish Cinemas website and databaseDatabase accessed May 2006

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder6 August 1926  p228
Item 2 of 2Builder17 September 1926  p473

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Chris DoakInformation via website Sent August 2007
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Iain Paterson