The Kingsway Cinema,Gala Bingo,Kingsheath,Birmingham,August 2010
The Kingsway Cinema in Kings Heath opened 85 years ago and was designed by Horace G Bradley. The same architect was responsible for a number of Birmingham cinemas - all in the neo-classical style.
It closed as a cinema in May 1980 when the final films were "The Bermuda Triangle" and a documentary feature "Encounter with Disaster".
Gala Bingo opened on the site in 1982 and closed in 2007.
As a cinema the building had 1362 seats and it was licensed as a bingo hall for 903 occupants. The current planning application is for a 300-seat restaurant and banqueting/conference facility with a capacity of 400.
Thanks to Donebythehands for asking me along and providing the the fat bingo markers he swiped off his nan so we could have a game.