Regal Picture House

High Street,
Dunfermline, KY12

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Architects: Thomas Bowhill Gibson

Styles: Art Deco

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Regal, High Street Dunfermline

The Regal Picture House opened in December 1931 and was built on the site of the former Olympia Cinema. From June 1938, it was taken over by the Caledonian Associated Cinemas Chain.

It had identical light fittings to the Regal in Kelty and may have been built for the same theater chain. It was, however, at least twice the size of the Kelty Regal. It was built on a very sloping site which meant that the balcony was more or less at street level with the stalls down a broad flight of marble steps.

It closed some time in June 1976, having been aquired by the Littlewoods retail stores.

Vandals broke in and set the theater on fire. According to Steve Lynch: “I seem to recall that the Littlewoods Company was sued for the damage the fire caused to adjoining buildings because they had failed to secure the building.”

Contributed by Steve Lynch

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 21, 2015 at 10:12 pm

The Regal in Dunfermline was one of four houses bought by Caledonian Associated Cinemas from Peter Crerar of Crieff, according to an item in the July 1, 1938, issue of The Film Daily. The other theaters Caledonian bought were the Rio, Rutherglen, the Rio, Bearsden, and the Mossbank, Glasgow.

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