Playhouse / Granada, Hamilton

157 Quarry Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 7HR

Architect: Unknown   Listing: C-Listed (1993)   No of Seats: 1,500

Status: Closed, Building empty   Opened: 1887   Closed: 1958

Other information:

Opened 1887 as the Victoria (Music) Hall, seating 1,500.
Renovated & renamed the Playhouse in 1909 – becoming Hamilton’s first cinema. Renamed the Granada, 19??
Reverted to live theatre use as Granada Theatre, in December 1947. Closed in 1958. Now derelict after a period as shop use. Plans have been submitted to demolish the auditorium for flats, but to retain the frontage.

Photo courtesy Norrie Mcnamee.

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