MHG61871 - Former Pavilion Cinema - Wick


The former Pavilion Cinema in the High Street, Wick.

Type and Period (2)

  • SKATING RINK (20th Century - 1930 AD to 1934 AD)
  • CINEMA (20th Century - 1934 AD to 1990 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The former Pavilion Cinema in the High Street, Wick.

The Pavilion Cinema building originally opened as a skating rink in 1930. By 1934 it had been converted into a cinema, operated by Wick Playhouse Ltd. By 1937 it was operated by A.B. King’s Caledonian Associated Cinemas Ltd and had a proscenium 26 feet wide. By the 1950’s, when it was equipped with CinemaScope, the proscenium was 35 feet wide. By 1980, it was still operated by Caledonian Associated Cinemas, but had gone over to part time bingo on certain nights a week. It subsequently ceased operating as a cinema and was later converted into a nightclub until being gutted by a fire in 1996. Only the lower portions of the front and side walls remained standing in June 2008. <1>

GIS spatial data created in 2020 according to location of building as depicted on OS MasterMap. <2>

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Grid reference Centred ND 3627 5111 (25m by 35m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35SE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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