The Caley Picture House

Venue details
31 Lothian Road
Edinburgh Area
Telephone (info)
0131 656 0752
About the venue

Large bar owned by the J.D. Wetherspoon chain that in its art nouveau decor riffs on the venue's early life as a popular cinema. The cinema originally opened in 1923.

The pub is open from 8am to 1am daily.

HMV Picture House

The Picture House was a 1,500 capacity live venue with a balcony bar that could carry up to 350 people.

While in previous incarnations the venue had been a magnet for teens on the radge, the venue re-opened as the Edinburgh Picture House in September 2008 with an emphasis on live gigs (Jarvis Cocker, Idlewild, Travis) as well as club nights.

The lovingly restored Caledonian cinema on Lothian Road - you may also remember it as the Caley Palais - was perfect for performers and audience alike and hosted a broad range of music.

The HMV Picture House closed in 2014. 


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