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Peg Monkey

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« Reply #341 on: March 17, 2019, 01:56:07 PM »
Peg did you ever go to the Cinephone on Bristol St ?
Hi Sci, can't say I did, was it ever known by another name? I have to confess to being lazy when cinema-going, I went into the city a few times 60s-70s but most times I stayed close to home: Palladium on Hockley Brook, when I lived in Heaton St, the Palace, when I lived on the Lyndhurst Estate, Erdington and then the Odeon when I moved to Sutton Coldfield.
Interestingly, the tiny Plaza, Stockland Green is one of the few surburban cinema buildings to have survived, albeit as a supermarket.
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« Reply #342 on: March 17, 2019, 03:21:16 PM »
Peg ,it was all French films( load of rubbish from what I'd heard) it was on the Bristol Rd down on the opposite side to the El Sombrero coffee bar.Just up from the Ringway

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« Reply #343 on: March 17, 2019, 05:28:38 PM »
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Previous names for the Cinephone, and a couple of later ones in the correct order.


The Electric Picture House
The Bristol Street Cinema
The Broadway Cinema
The Cinephone
The Gala
The Climax Cinema Private Members Club


Closed 1984.
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Re: Cinemas of Birmingham
« Reply #344 on: March 17, 2019, 09:03:59 PM »
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Previous names for the Cinephone, and a couple of later ones in the correct order.


The Electric Picture House
The Bristol Street Cinema
The Broadway Cinema
The Cinephone
The Gala
The Climax Cinema Private Members Club


Closed 1984.


Well Phil you've educated Archie with those other names I had no idea it had so many names





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Peg Monkey

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Re: Cinemas of Birmingham
« Reply #345 on: March 17, 2019, 10:31:21 PM »
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Previous names for the Cinephone, and a couple of later ones in the correct order........
Thanks Phil, can you date the shot? I'm guessing 40s, (looks like Bovis are sorting out a leaky roof.)
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« Reply #346 on: March 17, 2019, 11:30:08 PM »
Can't you tell by the cars Peg it's probably the 60-70s

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« Reply #347 on: March 18, 2019, 08:27:30 AM »
Thanks Phil, can you date the shot? I'm guessing 40s, (looks like Bovis are sorting out a leaky roof.)
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It's most likely 1956 when it was refitted and renamed the Cinephone having been the Broadway previously.
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« Reply #348 on: March 18, 2019, 11:28:07 PM »

It's most likely 1956 when it was refitted and renamed the Cinephone having been the Broadway previously.
Showing: The Drums of Destinyand Playing it Wild: two movies exist with the same title for the former, made in 1937 and 1962; I could find no record for Playing it Wild.
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« Reply #349 on: May 01, 2019, 12:59:07 PM »
I see the Royalty in Harborne has been set on fire again.  3rd time in about 18 months.
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« Reply #350 on: May 01, 2019, 04:33:20 PM »
Ref the Post referring to the Broadway Cinema there was a Silent Movie called Playing It Wild [ A Western] made in 1923
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« Reply #351 on: May 01, 2019, 08:29:55 PM »
I see the Royalty in Harborne has been set on fire again.  3rd time in about 18 months.


Me and a mate from school had the pleasure of seeing A Shot in The Dark with the lovable Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau . Plus the great actor Herbert Lom in the 60's , Those were the days people watched films, instead of setting the cinema alight
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