Olympia Theatre

Market Place,
Arbroath, DD11 1HR

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Olympia Theatre

Viewing: Photo | Street View

Designed by Dundee architect Charles Edward in 1855 and originally a Corn Exchange. It opened as a cinema on 8th July 1912, named the Olympia Picture Palace. The proscenium was 27 feet wide.

In the 1930’s it had been re-named Olympia Theatre and it closed as a cinema in 1959. Since January 2001 it has been known as the Corn Exchange, one of the J.D. Wetherspoon chain of pubs.

On 11th October 1971, Historic Scotland designated the Olympia Theatre a Grade B Listed building.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 1 comments)

alexbraid on July 9, 2017 at 4:39 am

An unusual feature of the Olympia was that behind the rear of the balcony there was a vestibule or waiting area at the back of which the projection room was situated. The films were projected across this vestibule and then through an opening in the back wall of the balcony and then to the screen. The projectionists could only see the upper part of the screen from the box.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater