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greenbrummie

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Re: Cinemas of Birmingham
« Reply #220 on: June 22, 2012, 11:13:24 PM »
Thanks Chris B for pic of Bristol Cinema . its still there,

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« Reply #221 on: June 23, 2012, 08:57:29 AM »
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Thanks Chris B for pic of Bristol Cinema . its still there,
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If you are refering to the Bristol Cinema on the Bristol Rd, it is no longer there, it was demolished some years ago. A MacDonalds has been there for a few years now.    O0
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« Reply #222 on: June 23, 2012, 12:18:19 PM »
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If you are refering to the Bristol Cinema on the Bristol Rd, it is no longer there, it was demolished some years ago. A MacDonalds has been there for a few years now.    O0 
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Re: Cinemas of Birmingham
« Reply #223 on: June 23, 2012, 01:03:50 PM »
There were a couple of Cinemas on Dudley Rd however neither was in Edgbaston they would have been located in Winson Green, One was called The Grove Cinema and it closed in October 1981. The other was the Dudley Rd Cinema which closed as a cinema in 1932, it later became Hawleys Dance Studio.
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« Reply #224 on: June 23, 2012, 01:58:05 PM »

No problem greenbrummie.  Glad you now have the info you wanted about the Bristol Cinema.
 
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« Reply #225 on: June 28, 2012, 10:47:27 PM »
The name of the cinema on Dudley road was The Grove...just down the road from the brewrey..my favourite cinemas were The Villa Cross on lozells road....The abc Odeon on new street near the Royal Mail pub.....and of course The Gaumount on Snow Hill which had the largest screen and the best sound system in the midlands....i saw star wars there and at the end of the movie the whole audience stood up and aplauded the fantastic spectacle they had witnessed....happy days!!

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« Reply #226 on: June 29, 2012, 01:24:59 PM »
Actually the Screen in The Old Gaumont was in fact the largest in Europe at the time.
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« Reply #227 on: July 31, 2012, 03:27:31 PM »
the last time i went to the bristol rd cinema in the 60s it had been refurbished and changed to cinerama fim shown was mad mad world. :)

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Re: Cinemas of Birmingham
« Reply #228 on: July 31, 2012, 03:31:17 PM »
another cinema i frequented was the lyric just off the sandpits ladywood.

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« Reply #229 on: July 31, 2012, 03:36:58 PM »
I never used the Lyric but seeing photos of it always reminded me of a church, but it never was. It opened as The Queens Theatre in 1910 and later in 1919 opened as a cinema.
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« Reply #230 on: July 31, 2012, 03:49:23 PM »
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Sorry I was wrong or right it depends which way you look at it. The Lyric was a church before it was the Queens Theatre. It was built in 1847 as the Church of the Saviour until it closed in 1909 and reopened as The Queens in 1910. I had this information in my files all along.
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