1 Gray's Lane,
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Previously operated by: J.B. Milne Theatres
Architects: W.W. Friskin
Firms: Allan and Friskin
Located in Lochee, a suburb to the south-west of Dundee. The Rialto Cinema opened in 1928. It had a Mexican style exterior with an Atmospheric style interior with a Chinese theme. The front of the projection box was designed as a Chinese shaped face, with the two projection port-holes as the eyes. The proscenium was 32ft wide and it was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system. In the late-1950’s it was taken over by the J.B. Milne Theatres chain. The Rialto Cinema was closed in 1962, and was converted into an All Square Bingo Club, still operated by J.B. Milne. On 12th March 1993, Historic Scotland designated the Rialto Cinema a Grade B Listed building.
The bingo club had closed by March 2007 when the vacant building was damaged by a fire. The Rialto Cinema was demolished in November 2014 for flats to be built on the site.
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