Embassy / George, Troon

32 Portland Street, Troon, South Ayrshire, KA10 6QU

Architect: James McKissack   Listing: None    No of Seats: Unknown

Status: Demolished   Opened: 1935   Closed: 1974

Other information:

Built as the Embassy, in 1937, for the KR Blair circuit. Designed by the prolific James McKissack, it had a cloud-shaped facade in cream tiles (similar to the surviving Raith in Kirkcaldy), with shop units either side of main entrance. Taken over by the George Palmer cicuit in 1946, and soon renamed as the George.

Closed as a cinema in 1974, and lay derelict for a while, before the foyer and auditorium were demolished in 1986/7 to allow construction of flats.

Only the shop-units on either side – still with their cream tiles – remain, as can be seen in the Google Streetview image below.

Main photo c.1987 courtesy Alistair Mulhearn;

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