Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, RITZ CINEMA

Name: SCOTT, MICHAEL JOHN
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, RITZ CINEMA
Date: 1938-39
Nature: New cinema in the International Modern style, with superstructure built on piers. Consulting engineer: Thomas Garland. General Contractors: R.J. Campbell & Co., Ringsend, Dublin. Carved wooden figures on either side of proscenium by Lawrence Campbell, RHA.
Refs: Bill of quantities, 22 Feb 1939, in IAA, PKS 0299; IB 82, 17 Feb 1940, 99(illus.); Sean Rothery, Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940 (1991), 190; John O'Regan & Nicola Dearey, eds., Michael Scott Architect in (casual) conversation with Dorothy Walker (1995), 83-86(illus.),233;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 61(illus., from IB Feb 1940).