Edinburgh retro: 11 stunning photos of beautiful cinemas Edinburgh's Southside district lost over the years

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Some of Edinburgh's lost cinemas have been demolished, while others have been converted into flats, shops and other businesses...

These stunning photos of lost Edinburgh cinemas hark back to the days when they were known as 'picture palaces'.

Back then, a trip to ‘the pictures' was a decidedly glamorous affair, with many beautiful buildings serving as chapels of the moving image.

The Capital’s Southside district and its surrounding area was packed with cinemas, and despite there being so many, there would be huge queues to get in.

Sadly, now there are none. Here Lisa Sibbald, the author of the book: Edinburgh’s Southside – History, People, Memories, takes us on a tour of the area’s lost film houses.

Take a look through our photo gallery to see 11 of Southside’s lost cinemas – and let us know in the comments section if you were lucky enough to visit any of them when they were still screening movies.

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