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Report (Permission Visit) ABC Cinema, Kirkcaldy, Fife January 2016

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by Smithy, May 1, 2016.

  1. Smithy

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    This old cinema in Kirkcaldy although best known to locals as the ABC, the four-storey building was latterly called the MGM Cinema. Previous names include the Cannon Cinema, the King’s Theatre and the Regal.

    Since its closure in December 2000, several applications have been lodged to turn it into a pub and entertainment venue but these have either been refused or withdrawn.

    It is on the Buildings at Risk Register, which reports it is suffering from a lack of maintenance and further deterioration due to a defective roof and rain-water damage.

    There are plans to regenerate the derelict site to create what is believed to be Fife’s largest live theatre, arts and music venue.

    The vision will see the three former cinema screens returned to one large auditorium that would host an audience of between 1750 and 2000, while the former YWCA would be adapted to form a high end corporate event space and a fine dining restaurant.

    The hope is that that by revitalising the building and providing an entertainment facility to serve the people of Kirkcaldy and further afield it could help to rejuvenate the town centre.

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    #1 Smithy, May 1, 2016
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    Excellent. Will check it out when I next find myself In Kirkcaldy
     
  3. Smithy

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    This was a permission visit, and is therefore not accessible otherwise
     
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    This was a permission visit, therefore it is not accessible otherwise
     
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    Never say never! :)
     
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    Is this the one we looked at @dweeb ?
     
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    Nice to see inside this place :thumb

    Was just in Kirkcaldy last week, this place has never really been on my radar for some reason, always forget it's there....
     
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    Cheers zimbob!
    Always nice to see pics of places like this where you used to hang out as a kid
     
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