Walking Tours of Aberdeen's Lost Cinemas

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Nuffield Health Club
Justice Mill Lane
AB11 6EQ

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Revisit the picture houses of days gone by and discover more about the events which mean that Aberdeen's 35 original cinemas are now down to four. Meet outside the old Regent/Odeon Picture House on Justice Mill Lane.

Div ye mind gaun tae the picters? Paying with jam jars? Saturday morning specials? Then this tour is bound to appeal! This tour takes you on a journey into cinematic history, recalling the early days to the high point of the 40s and 50s to the sad decline of our picture palaces to leave us with only four functioning cinemas out of a previous total of around 35.

Cinemas include:

The Regent/Odeon

West End/ Playhouse

The Electric/ Capitol

La Scala/ Majestic


Music Hall

Picturedrome/ Cinema House

News Cinema/ Curzon/ Cosmo 2

Picture House/ Gaumont

Trades Hall/ Coliseum/ New Kinema/ The Belmont

We can't promise to cover them all, but the selection on the walk represents the Union St cluster of the city's picture houses, 'flechy' or otherwise! Meet outside Old Odeon, Justice Mill Lane.

Suitable for all ages

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