Basic Site Details

Name: Regal Cinema
Town, district or village: Greenock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Opened November 1921 with seating for 1,500. Closed September 1987. Demolished for shops.

Plans for the reconstruction for additional seating and talking pictures have been prepared in respect of the Picture House by Messrs Gardner and Glen of 164 Bath Street Glasgow. The proprietors are the Scottish Cinema Variety Theatres Limited of 105 St Vincent Street Glasgow. [Builder 1929]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2ABC 1970s
Item 2 of 2Picture House 1930

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 1West Blackhall StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11929  Alterations


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 3Albert Victor GardnerArchitectA1929 Alterations
Item 2 of 3Gardner & GlenArchitectural practiceA1929 Alterations - though may be after the dissolution of the partnership
Item 3 of 3William Riddell GlenArchitectA1929 Alterations - though may be after the dissolution of the partnership


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scottish Cinema Variety Theatres Limited  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder14 June 1929  p1094
Item 2 of 2Builder10 May 1929  p882

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Chris DoakInformation via website Sent August 2007