ABC (King’s Theatre), Kilmarnock

24 Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA1 1PA

Architect: Alexander Cullen / CJ McNair (alterations)   Listing: B-Listed (2002)   No of Seats: 1,853

Status: Building at Risk   Opened: 1913   Closed: 1999

Other information: This building changed hands many times over the years. Formerly known as: King’s / Regal / Cannon / MGM, and the ABC  at the time of its closure in 1999.

Built as a live Theatre (Kings), 1.10.04. Arch. Alexander Cullen. s. 1,268. Films from 1913. Sold to RC Buchanan for cinema, 1916. Sold to SCVT, 1920. Largely rebuilt (facade mainly unaltered), renamed, 17.12.34. Arch. C McNair. s. 1,853. Twinned, 1973 – bingo in stalls, cinema (upstairs) s. 602. Cinema tripled, 1.8.76. Closed 1999.

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