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.

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Definately a night to remember.