Palace / Playhouse Cinema
Opened June 1932, with 586 seats. Refurbished and renamed Playhouse,
1938. Closed 1970.
Photo above courtesy of Alan Smith.
Standing:- Sandy Valentine (projectionist), Douglas Bowie (doorman/usher)
Bill Jamieson (doorman). Alan Smith (projectionist)
Sitting:- Marjorie Paterson, Jimmy Ewen (film winder) Rosalind Gartley,
J.W.A. 'Jack' Paterson (manager) Catherine Paterson (his wife) Dick Muir
"Jack Paterson, the manager, was quite an accomplished artist and did all
the decoration in the vestibule and the large murals of Venice on the
by himself, which must have been quite a feat."
Archive material courtesy of Richard Muir
Photos below from an exhibition of recovered items from the building in
May 2006; courtesy David Low.
Images of the demolition below courtesy of David Low:
Palace / De Luxe
Opened 1913; closed in 1932 when new Palace opened.
Photo courtesy David Simpson