Salon Cinema

5 Baxter's Place,
Edinburgh, EH1 3AF

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Styles: Oriental

Previous Names: La Salon Cinema

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Salon Cinema

Opened as La Salon Cinema on October 2nd, 1913 in a tenement block of buildings currently Grade A listed. The auditorium was built at the rear of the tenement block and the cinema boasted a first class orchestra and a tea room. It had a Persian theme down to staff uniforms earned the cinema the nickname “The Harem”. It had a 26 feet wide proscenium, a six feet deep stage and two dressing rooms.

Closed as a cinema in November 1974, proprietor E.D. Lonie turned the Salon Cinema into a bar. The auditorium was demolished in late-1978 but the front was still visible after being boarded up with the name Salon still visible in 1981, when I took a photograph.

The entrance is still boarded over in 2014.

Contributed by Martin Tapsell

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Buffer on May 29, 2014 at 10:45 am

The Salon ended its years showing second run westerns, and closed with The Dirty Heroes and Tenth Victim. The cinema outlived the Playhouse but the latter was reborn.

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