MHG58845 - Hall - Breadalbane Cinema, 38 Breadalbane Crescent, Wick


A former public hall and cinema, registered as a building at risk.

Type and Period (3)

  • PUBLIC HALL (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)
  • CINEMA (20th Century to Unknown - 1901 AD)
  • CLUB (20th Century - 1960 AD? to 2000 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Site recorded from the 2013 RCAHMS download. <1>

Sandstone building with ashlar quoins to the street. Front elevation is in three sections with a slightly advanced central panel. Large entrance. Rear coursed rubble. Flat roofed.
Constructed as the Breadalbane Hall, opened 1911, later incorporated a cinema, one of two (the other being the Pavilion Cinema in the High Street) run by the Caledonian Associated Cinemas Limited in Wick - once a major herring port. Seriously damaged by fire in 1933, it was internally rebuilt 1935-6. Thought to have ceased use as a cinema in the 1960s. (Wick Heritage Society)
Photographs in the Johnstone Collection (Wick Heritage Society) of the interior show the building at opening as a community hall, fire damaged in 1933 and re-opening with a new internal scheme in 1935-6. The interior scheme once included murals of the Stacks of Duncansbay, Girnigoe Castle and Castle of Oldwick. <2>

See link below to the Building At Risk Register entry for photos of the building.

GIS spatial data created 2018 based on OS Master Map. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred ND 3657 5059 (28m by 29m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35SE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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