RNAS Hatston Cinema, Orkney

Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) Hatston (HMS Sparrowhawk), Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1GG

Architect: Unknown   Listing: None   No of Seats: Unknown

Status: Demolished   Opened: Unknown   Closed: 1950

Other information: WW2 Military cinema.

Hatston air field (also known as RNAS Hatston, or HMS Sparrowhawk) was an airfield in the Orkneys in Scotland. The airfield was built in 1939 as a Royal Navy Air Station. Demolished in 1950.

The map to the left comes from the Birsay Heritage Trust website www.birsay.org.uk/HMS-TERN and shows the airfield site, with remains of the buildings marked in blue.

The Cinema is labelled ‘F’.

Interior cinema image above courtesy of Kenny Thomson.


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