Monseigneur
News Theatre

 1962

Monseigneur News Theatre, 131 Princes Street - 1962

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to George Field, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

Monseigneur Cinema

1962

The Cinema

Thank you to George Field, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for allowing me to reproduce the photograph of the Monseigneur Cinema at 131 Princes Street, near the west end of Princes Street.

I believe that this photo was taken in 1962, the year that George started working there.

The numbering in this section of Princes Street (from left to right in the photo above) is:

-  No.131a  Hamilton House, knitwear, tweed and tartan specialist and

-  No.131:    Monseigneur Cinema.

-  No. 130:  Jamieson Fruit Merchants and Italian Warehousemen.

Several of the early Edinburgh photographers had their studios in this section of Princes Street  There were:

-  No.131:   John Horsburgh then John Horsburgh & Son (1868 to 1898).

-  No. 130:  Ten different photographers or partnerships (1865 to 1951).

No 131 is now a Gap Clothing Store.

The Workers

George Field describes his work at the Monseigneur in 1962, in his recollections of working as a projectionist in Edinburgh.

Here are the Chief Projectionist, Bill McQueen, and his 2nd, John Dingwall,  at the Monseigneur Cinema.  The photo was taken in 1962, shortly before the cinema closed, to be refurbished as the Jacey Film House..

Workers at the Monseigneur Cinema, 131 Princes Street - 1962

 

Jacey News Theatre

1964

This building was:

-  from 1912:  The Princes Cinema

-  from 1935:  Monseigneur News Theatre

-  from 1964:  Jacey News Theatre (to 1973)

Jacey News Theatre, 131 Princes Street

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