Jacey Cinema

131 Princes Street,
Edinburgh, EH2 4AH

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The Princes Cinema opened 28th September 1912. It was designed by architect R.M. Cameron. On the first floor level was located a cafe and a smoking lounge. The Princes Cinema was closed on 4th November 1935.

By 1937 it had re-opened as the Monseigneur News Theatre. After the end of production of cinema newsreels in the late-1950’s, the Monseigneur went over to screening ‘Continental’ films. In 1964 it was taken over by the Birmingham based Jacey Cinemas circuit and was re-named Jacey Cinema, still screening sexually explicit ‘Continental’ films.

The Jacey Cinema closed in June 1973 and was converted into retail use, eventually becoming a a Gap clothing store. They moved out of the building in 2011.

On 20th February 1985, Historic Scotland designated the Jacey Cinema a Grade B Listed building.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 17, 2008 at 11:40 pm

This site has a photo of the Jacey News Theater and a photo of the Monseigneur News Theater.

Ian
Ian on October 27, 2011 at 9:32 am

The Gap store moved in 2011 and the building has been “refurbished” and awaiting a new tenant. All traces of the interior of the cinema have been stripped with the exception of a fragment of plaster dado on a former staircase on a side wall.

FORMER JACEY

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