Old cinema could get new life as hotel

By Calum Ross

Published: 11/02/2011

One of the last remaining super-cinemas from the 1930s has moved a step closer to being transformed into an eight-storey hotel in the heart of Aberdeen.

The former Capitol Cinema in Union Street – which also played host to concerts by the Rolling Stones and other famous bands – could be brought back to life under multimillion-pound plans.

Councillors have been urged to approve a redevelopment of the site when they consider the scheme next week, with officials saying it would create a “striking and attractive” city-centre landmark.

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