George Baird’s list, Edinburgh Theatres, Cinemas and Circuses: 1820-1963, names more than 120 cinemas in the Capital.
George Baird’s list, Edinburgh Theatres, Cinemas and Circuses: 1820-1963, names more than 120 cinemas in the Capital.

Here are 16 of Edinburgh’s cinemas which are gone but not forgotten

Today there are less than a dozen cinemas in Edinburgh, but once upon a time there were around a dozen for just about every postcode.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 12:45 pm

George Baird’s list, Edinburgh Theatres, Cinemas and Circuses: 1820-1963, names more than 120 cinemas in the Capital. Many of them opened in 1913, the boom year for cinema. Most have long since been demolished; even the ones that became bingo halls are starting to be replaced by luxury flats. Here are 16 lost Edinburgh cinemas which many of you may fondly recall.

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