12 Bellfield Street,
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Whitehall Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: J.B. Milne Theatres
Architects: Frank Thomson Jr.
Functions: Live Theatre
Previous Names: Alhambra Theatre, State Cinema
Opened in 1929 as the Alhambra Theatre. It was designed by Frank Thomson Jr. son of noted Dundee architect Frank Thomson. The proscenium width is 28ft.; the stage 30ft. deep, and there are six dressing-rooms.
Renamed State Cinema in 1940, it was taken over by the J.B. Milne chain in 1959, who closed it in July 1965 after a 2-weeks run of Greta Garbo classic films. In 1966 it became an All Square Bingo Club, operated by J.B. Milne although films were also screened occasionally. J.B. Milne sold it to the City Council in 1968. On 29th November 1969 it re-opened as a civic theatre, renamed Whitehall Theatre, it has become the playhouse of the city.
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