Hayweights Cinema

30-34 Bridge Street,
Musselburgh, EH21 6AG

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Functions: Bar

Styles: Art Deco

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Hayweights Cinema

Located in Musselburgh, East Lothian. The Hayweights Cinema was opened in 1924 with 800 seats. It was independently operated by Mr. P. Di Rollo. Around 1929 it was equipped with a British Thomson Houston(BTH) sound system. The Hayweights Cinema was enlarged in the mid-1930’s to 1,050 seats.

Around 1945, Mr. Di Rollo had died and the cinema was being run of behalf of his estate. A café was added to the building at this time.

The Hayweights Cinema was closed in the late-1960’s and was converted into a bingo club, which operated for many years.

The building was purchased by the J.D. Wetherspoon chain of pubs and converted into a pub known as the David MacBeth Moir, which opened on 14th February 2012.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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