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Edinburgh, St Stephen's Street, The Grand Cinema

Cinema (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, St Stephen's Street, The Grand Cinema

Classification Cinema (20th Century)

Canmore ID 239564

Site Number NT27SW 4042

NGR NT 24904 74628

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

NT27SW 4042 24904 74628

The Grand theatre/cinema was built on the site of a timber yard. This cinema originally opened as a theatre (depicted on the 2nd edition of the OS 25-inch map, 1890), riding academy (2nd edition, revision, 1915) and ice rink, but after 1920 The Grand was used solely as a cinema. It closed as a cinema in 1960 and was subsequently used as a bingo hall, nightclub and disco until destroyed by fire in 1993. New blocks of flats now occupy the site.

Infromation from Stockbridge News, March 2003 and RCAHMS (DE), March 2003

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