Basic Site Details

Name: Cinema
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The Dean of Guild Court has passed plans presented by the Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres Limited of Glasgow for a picture house at 35-40 High-street. Besides a picture theatre with seating accommodation for 1,000 persons in the area and 424 in the balcony, the building will incluse tea rooms and offices. The estimated cost is 10,000. [Builder 1 July 1927 p36]

Messrs Gardner and Glen of 164 Bath-street Glasgow have prepared the plans for a new cinema in High-street for Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatres Limited of Glasgow. [Builder 9 December 1927, p920]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cinema  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 135-40, High Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11927 Proposed 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Albert Victor GardnerArchitectA1927 Proposed new cinema
Item 2 of 3Gardner & GlenArchitectural practiceA1927 Proposed new cinema
Item 3 of 3William Riddell GlenArchitecta1927 Proposed new cinema


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder9 December 1927  p36