Music Hall, Aberdeen

Name(s)Music Hall
Address174-194 Union Street
Year Opened1904
InfoDespite the name, this is a concert hall rather than a vaudeville house. Assembly rooms built 1920, Music Hall added in 1858. After hosting Aberdeen\'s first public film show in 1896 (by Walker & Co), the Music Hall continued to serve as a venue for travelling exhibitors and semi-permanent outfits, usually for a more exclusive audience. After the introduction of the Cinematograph Films Act, a fireproof projection box was installed. Over the years it was used by Walker\'s, Pringle\'s, the BB Pictures, and Dove Paterson. In 1910, the hall had a triple license (music, dancing and cinematograph) and could be hired for 10 10s a night. Canmore link:
SourceBio 21.01.09, The Bioscope 04.11.09, The Bioscope 17.02.10, The Bioscope 19.09.12