Edinburgh Filmhouse, Sean Connery, Images, Proposal, Design, News
Sean Connery Filmhouse : Edinburgh Cinema
Scottish Arthouse Cinema, Lothian Road : Richard Murphy Architects
Filmhouse Edinburgh Cinema
Contact: 0131 228 2688
Aug 2005 Update – New Model – Photos:
Richard Murphy Architects Filmhouse project for Lothian Road – model viewed by Sir Sean Connery:
The Festival Square location has proved controversial with key members of Edinburgh Council and some neighbours.
Richard Murphy exhibited the Edinburgh Filmhouse at the Venice Biennale 2004, initially as the only Scottish-based architect, though other Scottish architects were shown as part of the Ligthhouse’s last minute entry.
Edinburgh Filmhouse – New Proposal, Apr 2008
The Edinburgh Filmhouse development will strengthen the cultural zone – Usher Hall, Royal Lyceum Theatre and Traverse Theatre – that merges with the office zone across Lothian Road & The Exchange. The Sheraton Hotel is reported to have objected to Richard Murphy Architects’ proposals with concerns from the
The four-storey elliptical building would contain five or six flexible
Edinburgh Filmhouse – Website: www.filmhousecinema.com
The Edinburgh City Council leader, Donald Anderson, has stated concerns re the concept of locating the new Filmhouse in Festival Square.
The day after the Wednesday announcement, Thu 2 Sep 2004, Sir Sean Connery visited the Filmhouse model at Richard Murphy Architects’ offices. The Sean Connery Filmhouse was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in early September. Filmmaker and architecture expert Murray Grigor started talking about a ‘Kineopolis’ more than a decade ago. The Filmhouse is the most successful UK film theatre outside London and has carried out a number of feasibility studies for expansion in Edinburgh. Richard Murphy Architects have previously worked on the DCA cinema in Dundee which had some novel ideas (believed to be not actioned in full) re the screen recessing to reveal the city; this concept will be echoed in the new Filmhouse.
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