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?)
- None recorded
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>
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3657 5059 (28m by 29m)|
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External Links (2)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/319079/wick-38-breadalbane-crescent-breadalbane-cinema (Link to online HES Canmore records)
- https://www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk/details/926889 (Link to online Buildings at Risk Register site entry)
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