Orient Cinema

53-59 Main Street,
Ayr, KA6

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Biffaskin
Biffaskin on July 11, 2023 at 7:04 am

In 1944 the cinema was operated by the Crown Cinema Co. Ltd. of Glasgow, booked by A.B. King in the same city.

kcassels
kcassels on September 17, 2011 at 9:16 am

garypainter : I’m creating a brief for a design competition involving the Orient cinema. Is there any chance you could send me these photos, including the one showing the original painted section of the interior? The link no longer works. It would be really helpful, thanks.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 1, 2007 at 4:41 pm

The Orient Cinema had a stage 25feet deep, the proscenium was 40feet wide and there were 3 dressing rooms. Another facility for patrons was a cafe.

garypainter
garypainter on October 14, 2006 at 2:08 pm

A photo of the current exterior, as well as some poor interior shots, here:

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We also have a shot which we can’t post on that site which shows a small portion of the original painted section of the atmospheric interior surviving behind the proscenium, thanks to alterations for Cinemascope in the 50s.

atmos
atmos on April 5, 2006 at 11:03 pm

Ayr is located on the west coast of Scotland.