Date of closure: TBC
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At the moment we do not have details of the events that led up to, or any of the circumstances surrounding the closure of the Picture House Bingo Cumnock, but we do know a bit about about the venue’s history.
Cumnock Picture House opened circa 1913 with seating for 400, equipped for both live performances and cinema screenings. The facade that you see in the photograph below is not the original, as it was replaced during a complete refurbishment in the thirties. The facade was again altered in the sixties, and that is what can still be seen today – a colourful although now probably faded cladding covering much of the front of the building.
It was converted into a bingo hall in 1973, and closed some time prior to 2009, when an application was submitted for demolition of the venue. To our knowledge it still stands.
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By Gareth Whieldon (April 2013)