Edinburgh retro: 16 nostalgic photos of Edinburgh’s lost cinemas which are gone but not forgotten

Today there are less than a dozen cinemas in Edinburgh – but there was a time when Scotland’s capital had literally dozens of them.

Indeed, George Baird's 'Edinburgh Theatres, Cinemas and Circuses: 1820-1963' lists more than 120 picture houses across the city.

Many of them opened in 1913, which was real a boom year for cinema. Sadly, most of magical movie theatres have long since been demolished, with many of them making way for luxury flats.

Take a look through our photo gallery to see 16 lost Edinburgh cinemas which many locals still fondly recall.