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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#16 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:11 pm

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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#17 by PJ , Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:09 pm

Thanks Phil,
I didn't know it was called the Regent and it looks a more substantial cinema than I remember, the photo may be before my time and it was very run down when we were kids.
Coming back to the Lyric, and after some thought compearing it with my memories of the other local cinema's like The Grove on the Dudley rd, Smethwick, the Piccadilly Soho Rd Hockley, The ABC on the top end Monument Rd, and the junction of the Hagley Rd, The old Lyric was quite a nice place, the lay out inside on comparison was grander and was more like a theater in design with more curtains and chintz.
You still came out scratching.
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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#18 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:35 pm

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The Lyric first opened as a Cinema in 1910 it was then known as The Queens Picture House. Before that it had been a theatre known as The Queens Theatre and previous to that it was the Church of Christ the Saviour and it was built in 1847.

No wonder I always thought it looked like a church.

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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#19 by PJ , Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:42 pm

Thanks again Phil,
Where do you get your info from?
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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#20 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:52 pm

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I have a library of books on Birmingham covering a lot of subjects and I am always adding to it. When I had to stop drinking I had to find another interest or else I would have gone nuts. I've always been interested in history so the history of Birmingham was my first choice.

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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#21 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:44 am

Our List thus far, in no particular order. John Lane who Gladys and I work with has added a few.
There must have been many more please let me know if you think of any. Also please let know of any corrections I need to make. Thanks SB
24 So Far. There has to be many more than this. How about Aston, Saltley, Selly Oak, Harborne Etc.
There was a cinema round about the Washwood Heath area but I can't reacall it's name.
The Adelphi-------------Coventry Road Yardley (Now a Sikh Temple I believe)
The Tivoli----------------Coventry Road Yardley
The Waldorf-------------Waldorf Road.
The Piccadilly-----------Stratford Road
The Moseley------------Moseley Road
The Alhambra-----------Moseley Road
The Imperial------------Moseley Road
The Ledsum/Regent----Ledsum Street
The Piccadilly-----------Soho Road
The ABC----------------Monument Road
The ABC----------------Bristol Road
The ABC----------------Warwick Road Acocks green
The Kingsway-----------Kings Heath
The Tudor---------------Haunch Lane
The Beaufort-----------Ward End
The Lyric aka The Queens Picture House Edward Street/Louisa Street
The Atlas---------------Stechford
The Green--------------Kings Norton
The Kingston----------Coventry Road, Small heath
The Gaumont----------Birmingham city centre (what was the name of the road please)
The Futurist-----------John Bright Street (Now Pussycats night club)
The UCI----------------Shirley (It wasn't there very long)
The Odeon-------------Shirley
The Sheldon-----------Coventry Road Sheldon (Now the site of a Tesco's store)


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#22 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:36 am

A few more,
THE GRANGE
THE CORONET
THE OAK
THE TRIANGLE
THE PAVILION
WARLEY ODEON

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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#23 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:25 pm

SB & John

You have made a great start there, and I hope that you won't mind if I add some more.
I think that over the years we have had in excess of a 150 cinemas in Birmingham. Some did not last long some closed and reopened with new names. I will try to list them all here. Some of them may already have been mentioned, some will get two mentions because of different names at different times. I have tried work around those already posted.

If I make a mistake please, let me know and I will alter it, if i miss one once again please let me know.

As it involves a lot of typing (and my index finger gets tired) I will do list list in sections. I will start with A to E.

Phil


Albion.............................. Handsworth
Apollo............................. Erdington
Ashted............................. Nechells
Aston Cross.................. ..... Aston
Astoria............................. Aston
Aston Picture Palace............. Lozells
Baker St Picture Palace.......... Handsworth
Balsall Heath (Luxor)............. Balsall Heath Rd
Beacon............................. Great Barr
Beaufort........................... Ward End
Birchfield Picturedrome.......... Perry Barr
Bournbrook Electric............... Bournbrook
Bordesley Palace................... Small Heath
Bristol Cinema..................... .Edgbaston
Bristol St............................ Edgbaston
Broadway........................... Edgbaston
Bull Ring............................ Park St City
Capital.............................. Alum Rock
Carlton.............................. Sparkbrook
Casino............................... Small Heath
Castle............................... Castle Bromwich
Cinephone.......................... Edgbaston
Classic............................... Station St City
Clifton.............................. Great Barr
Coliseum Theatre.................. Nechells
Cotteridge Pictredrome........... Kings Norton
Crown............................... Ladywood
Curzon Hall......................... Suffolk St City
Danilo............................... Longbridge
Delicia.............................. Gosta Green
Dudley Rd........................... Winson Green
Edgbaston........................... Monument Rd
Electric Picture House............. Station St City
Electric Theatre.................... Small Heath
Elite................................ Bordesley Green
Elite................................. Handsworth
Empress............................ Sutton
Empire Palace...................... Erdington
Era.................................. Bordesley Green


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#24 by toady , Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:11 pm

ABC Coleshill Street they used to do a midnight horror on a Friday night

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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#25 by toady , Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:13 pm

The Springfield Springfield Road Hall Green
The Rialto Stratford Road Hall Green
ABC Shirley Stratford Road

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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#26 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:04 pm

My next list F to N, once again missing out those cinemas that have been mentioned. If you want to know anything about any of those listed, please ask. Next list soon.

Phil

F to N
Forum............................... New St, City
Gaiety............................... Gosta Green
Globe................................ Aston
Grand Theatre.................. Corporation St, City
Grand................................ Alum Rock
Grand................................ Handswoth
Great Hampton Palace...... Hockley
Green Lane....................... Small Heath
Grove................................ Winson Green
Harborne........................... Harbourne Rd
Heath................................. Saltley
Highgate............................ Highgate
Hockley Picture House....... Hockley
Ideal................................... Kings Heath
Imperial Playhouse............. High St, City
Jacey................................... Station St, City
Kings Heath......................... Kings Heath
Kings Norton........................ Kings Norton
Kingsway.............................. Kings Heath
Ladywood............................. Ladywood
Ledsam.................................. Ladywood
Lozells.................................... Lozells
Lyric....................................... Lasywood
Mac........................................ Edgbaston
Mayfair................................... Kingstanding
Metropole Picture Palace....... Snow Hill. City
Model..................................... Small Heath
Nechells.................................. Nechells
New Erdington Picture Palace. Erdington
News Theatre.......................... High St, City
News Theatre.......................... Station St, City
Newtown................................. Newtown
Northfield................................ Northfield


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#27 by PJ , Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:46 pm

I bet that was a bit of blow Phil, having to give up the drink.
Not a bad trade though. Leave the Gini in the bottle, and become a magician instead.
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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#28 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:00 pm

PJ

It was either, stop drinking, smoking, and working a minimum of 12 hours a day 7 days a week or die. After I had watched all my aunts & uncles who I had lived with most of my life all die before reaching 60. I decided this way was best.

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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#29 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:42 pm

Phil There is one on Three times.
Station Street _
The Jacey - News theatre - The Electric Theatre
All the same I'm not quite sure what it is called now. The oldest Cinema in the country.

The Electric Cinema was once one of more than 100 movie theaters in the industrial city of Birmingham, but today it's the only independent cinema left.

The Electric Cinema is a landmark at 47-49 Station St., yet its plain white façade doesn’t reveal the cinematic excitement inside.
Britain’s oldest movie theater has been updated with plush seats and sofas in the back of each of its two theaters.
Theatergoers can settle into the sofas and text their orders for snacks and drinks to the wait staff, who’ll deliver the goods sofaside.
The Electric Cinema has the original screening space, which has a 35 mm projector. Upstairs, a second screen was added in 1980, and it has been updated for digital HD with Dolby surround sound.
Read more at Suite101: Birmingham has Britain's Oldest Movie Theater: Electric Cinema Updates with Sofas, Text Waiter Service, Full Bar http://england-travel.suite101.com/artic...r#ixzz0cnoBgRat


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#30 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:13 pm

SB

As I said when I started the list, I was going to list every cinema in Brum, because some had closed and reopened under new names some might get more than one mention.

I think there might be some more among those I have listed so far that are mentioned more than once. There certainly will be before I end the list.

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