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JUSTICE MILL LANE, FORMER REGENT CINEMALB45603

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
10/08/1998
Local Authority
Aberdeen
Planning Authority
Aberdeen
Burgh
Aberdeen
NGR
NJ 93358 5645
Coordinates
393358, 805645

Description

Thomas Scott Sutherland, 1931-32. Art Deco fronted cinema with gabled block of auditorium to rear. Grey granite, polished for dressings, with polished black granite base course, brick band above, brick bands to wallhead and fluted brick panels. Rendered to sides and to rear.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: stepped elevation of interlocking blocks, 9-bay, with additional chamfered corners. Tall recessed centrepiece with 3 box canopy over, extending beyond and clasping flanking bays; 3 pairs of 2-leaf doors with chevron glazing pattern at ground, in panelled timber surrounds, stylised timber keystone to central doors; red tiled jambs to entrance recess; 3 narrow windows in recessed, vertical panels above; quasi-crenellated wallhead with fluted bands. Slightly lower, advanced flanking bays with tall round-arched panels containing narrow window to ground and round-headed light above, in brick dressed outer bays with 2 windows in slightly recessed panels each side. Chamfered bays each with window in round-arched panel (as above), with taller, block-pedimented wallhead.

Largely blank walls to side and rears, relieved by raised pilaster strips at intervals; piend-roofed projection on rear gable end, flanked by lean-to blocks in re-entrant angles.

Plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows.

INTERIOR: information from www.scottishcinemas.org.uk: converted for use as health club (2001).

Statement of Special Interest

The last surviving cinema by Scott Sutherland in his home city. The Art Deco influenced stepped blocks at the principal elevation of the former Regent Cinema are distinctive in character, making use of brick banding to offset the severity of the granite ashlar. The design has a monumental emphasis, adding interest to the streetscape. Originally seating 1420 people, the cinema was divided into 3 screens in 1974 and further to 5 screens in 1991.

List Description updated as part of the Cinemas Thematic Study 2007-08.

References

Bibliography

M Thomson 'Silver Screen In The Silver City' (1988). www.scottishcinemas .org.uk - website accessed 21.01.08

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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