Perth Playhouse

Perth Playhouse is an independent cinema in Perth, Scotland.

Perth Playhouse

General information
Architectural styleArt Deco
Address6 Murray Street
Town or cityPerth
CountryScotland
Opened1934
OwnerG1 Group[1]
Website
www.perthplayhouse.co.uk

History

The Perth Playhouse was constructed in 1933 and designed by the architect Alexander Cattanach Jr. It is notable for its distinctive Art Deco style, typical of the period. In 1991, the cinema was categorised as a Grade B listed building.[2] Originally owned by Caledonian Associated Cinemas, it was bought by G1 Group in 2013. As of 2018, the building has seven screening rooms of differing sizes and capacity.

IMAX

After being purchased by G1 Group, the cinema received extensive investment. In July 2014, the cinema became the first independent cinema in the UK and the fourth cinema in Scotland to house an IMAX screen.[3] The new screen replaced the existing one in screening room 1, with a size increase of 60%.

References

  1. "G1 Group". Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  2. "British Listed Buildings". Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  3. "IMAX at Playhouse". BBC News. Retrieved 3 July 2014.

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