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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#46 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:37 am

I am always amazed at how many cinemas there were considering the size of them. When you think how many there must have been around the country it must have gone into thousands. Of course there were no Tellys so people went to see the News especially with the war going on. SB


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#47 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:25 pm

I have been asked by our new member Golden for information on The Grove Cinema Handsworth. First of all let me welcome you to the forum, I hope you will enjoy your time here.

The Grove cinema at 473 Dudley Rd Winson Green opened on the 22nd of August 1932. It closed on the 24th of October 1981. I'm sorry thats all the information I have, but I do have a couple of photos.

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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#48 by Sheldonboy , Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:30 pm

A warm welcome to you to Brummies Talking Golden, I look forward to your Posts. Sheldonboy


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#49 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:58 pm

Passage Home 1955, Peter Finch, Anthony Steel, Dianne Cilento.


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#50 by Voltman , Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:46 am

Starting here we will have a list of Cinemas along the Coventry Road Starting with the outermost and working towards town, with pictures if anyone, Phil, has them.
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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#51 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:47 am

just posted a list on open all hours VM, Phil will have to supply the photos.


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#52 by Voltman , Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:58 am

The Sheldon Cinema

Corner of Coventry Road and Lyndon Road

Opened in 1937
Closed in 19??

No longer standing.


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#53 by Voltman , Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:59 am

The Tivoli Cinema

Corner of Coventry Road and Church Road, Yardley.

Opened in 19??
Closed in 19??

?? standing.


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#54 by Voltman , Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:03 am

The Adelphi Cinema

Corner of Coventry Road and ?????

Opened in 19??
Closed in 19??

?? standing.


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#55 by Voltman , Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:04 am

The Coronet Cinema

Corner of Coventry Road and ?????

Opened in 19??
Closed in 19??

?? standing.


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#56 by Voltman , Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:04 am

The Grange Cinema

Corner of Coventry Road and ?????

Opened in 19??
Closed in 19??

?? standing.


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#57 by Voltman , Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:05 am

The Kingston Cinema

Corner of Coventry Road and ?????

Opened in 1935
Closed in 1968

No longer standing.


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#58 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:59 am

The Kingston Cinema opened August 4th 1935 with the film "Ruggles of Red Gap" starring Charles Laughton. Seating capacity was 1475, its final performance was "Prudence & the Pill" starring David Niven & Deborah Kerr on December 14th 1968. For many years after that date it served as a Ladbrooks Bingo Hall and then later as an Asian Conference Centre, but was finally demolished a couple of years back.

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#59 by Sheldonboy , Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:48 pm

I remember seing the Beatles at the Kingston, in A Hard Days Night, about 1964 I think.


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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

#60 by Deleted User , Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:57 pm

Posted by Voltman
The Sheldon Cinema

Corner of Coventry Road and Lyndon Road

Opened in 1937
Closed in 19??

No longer standing.




I have fond memories of The Sheldon........

Saw The Graduate there.

The music was fantastic.



   

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