New Tivoli Picture House

52 Gorgie Road,
Edinburgh, EH11 2ND

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Tivoli, Gorgie Road, Tynecastle, Edinburgh

Built on an enlarged site of the former Tivoli Picture House (1913-1937), the New Tivoli Picture House opened on 1st January 1938 with Buster Crabbe in "King of the Jungle".

The entrance was to the right of the building and has Art Deco style features. Inside the auditorium, the seating was provided on stalls and circle levels. The proscenium is 38 feet wide and the stage 25 feet deep. There were six dressing rooms.

The New Tivoli Picture House was always independently operated and closed on 28th July 1973. It was converted into a bingo club, which was taken over by Mecca and then became the Carlton Bingo Club. In 2008 it became a church.

On 9th February 1993, Historic Scotland designated the New Tivoli Picture House a Grade B Listed building.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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garypainter on March 5, 2008 at 7:19 pm

The application for church use has been approved. The owners are the owners of another former Edinburgh cinema, the Central in Leith. Recent and archive photographs here:

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popcorn_pete on September 14, 2017 at 10:16 am

Scottish Architects website states the New Tivoli opened on 1 January 1934, more info at:

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