16 lost Edinburgh cinemas that are gone but not forgotten
TODAY there are less than a dozen cinemas in Edinburgh, but once upon a time there were around a dozen for just about every postcode.
George Baird’s list, Edinburgh Theatres, Cinemas and Circuses: 1820-1963, names more than 120 cinemas in the Capital. Many of them opened in 1913, the boom year for cinema. Most have long since been demolished; even the ones that became bingo halls are starting to be replaced by luxury flats. Here are 16 lost Edinburgh cinemas which many of you may fondly recall.
1. UCI Cinema, Fort Kinnaird
The UCI was the first multiplex cinema in Edinburgh. Now demolished and replaced.