Latest news:

Dec 8, 2006:
Updates to the cinema database and latest new cinema news.


Dec 2, 2006:
New information for Barrhead and Kirkcaldy, and new pages for Armadale, Blackburn, and Whitburn.


Film Showings
December films showing at the Classic cinema, Lanark:

Weds 13th:
The Sound of Music
Thurs 14th:
It's a Wonderful Life
Weds 20th:
Santa Claus the Movie
Thurs 21st:
Miracle on 34th Street
Sunday 24th:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Welcome to the Scottish Surviving Cinemas project. This website is dedicated to recording and archiving our historic cinema architectural heritage, and to act as a information resource for people interested in that often overlooked part of our social history.

The project primarily concentrates on Scottish purpose built cinemas, with particular emphasis and details on the cinemas of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The focus of the website is to provide a photographic and historical record of all surviving cinema buildings, including those now unrecognisable or otherwise highly altered over the years. Cinemas that have now been demolished are also featured where photographs exists.

A network of volunteers means that the website is constantly expanding and there are frequent updates of new material and cinema news.

We aim to present photographic references of the current state of these buildings, highlighting original decorative features where they survive, and often focusing on how they have been adapted for other uses, while at the same time telling their history with the help of archive material where available.

Scottish Cinemas Database

The website is also home to the Scottish Cinemas Database, an online resource of all of Scotland's cinema buildings, from 1902 to the present day. This is fully searchable and constantly updated as new information becomes available. It currently contains information on over 1,000 cinemas.

We welcome contributions of information, photographs, memories or anything else related to Scotland's cinemas - if you have any material you'd like to share, please do get in touch.