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Airdrie Cinemas

Rialto / Hippodrome
2 Hallcraig Street

Photos courtesy of Bruce Murray

Gallery of interior photos here, courtesy of Bruce Murray

Conversion of old Corn Exchange/Market buildings of 1856 (Arch. James Thomson)
Rebuilt as Hippodrome Variety Theatre, 1908
 Renamed Rialto for cine-variety, 1929.  Frutin's for many years.  Bingo from 1962-2007.
Currently empty.
Additional photo here courtesy of Norrie Mcnamee.
Photo c1993 here courtesy Chris Doak

La Scala / Coliseum
Hallcraig Street

Opened in 1906 by J.J. Bennell in the former Public Hall. Sold to the Pennycook circuit and renamed, 1928.
Destroyed by fire, 1957.
Image courtesy of the Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library of Scotland.

Town Hall

Images courtesy of Harry Rigby

New Cinema
Broomknoll Street

o. 1920. Arch. Jas Davidson. Renovated, 1938. Rear extention for Cinemascope, 1955. Dem. for new road, 1980. Airdrie's biggest cinema - seats for 1328.

Image courtesy of the Cinema Theatre Association Archive (Tony Moss Collection)

Pavilion / Classic
Graham St

o. 1911 in old skating rink. Dem. after fire, 1917. Rebuilt, 1919. Sold by Singleton's to Odeon, 9.36. Sold to Classic, renamed, 1967. Cl.1970. Dem. 1973 for redevelopment

Image courtesy of the Cinema Theatre Association Archive (Tony Moss Collection)

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