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Report - Kingsway Cinema, Kings Heath, Birmingham

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by Mini nut, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Mini nut

    Mini nut My local and favourite, gone.
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    The former Kingsway cinema at Kings Heath, Birmingham is in a very sorry state. It was last used as a Gala bingo hall and can be seen in all its glory as such elsewhere on this site. I visited it in June 2016 and quite an adventure it was. I admit it`s a walk-in job once you find the hole in the fence but it`s damn treacherous in there. The building is surrounded with old matresses etc that sink under one`s feet and the wooden flooring (what`s left of it) inside the cinema can be very sketchy too. There is a room of some sort under the stage but the steps had gone and I wasn`t going to risk finding myself stranded down it. The front of house though is still quite solid being largely of brick and concrete. I explored everywhere I could but my torch gave out almost immediately and I had to rely on flash photography which worked rather well. There is plenty of junk about in lots of little rooms. Talking of which the bogs are still in pretty goof nick considering. The projection room took a bit of finding as it`s slung under the balcony and is very cramped, totally stripped too. If you go there, and it`s worth a visit, do be careful the place is a potential minefield.

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  2. TranKmasT

    TranKmasT We're Earth explorers
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  3. Mini nut

    Mini nut My local and favourite, gone.
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    Awwwww, I thought you liked me :( Okies, I curtsey to your superior knowledge and greater experience - what should I call it?
     
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    Just ignore it. Some real cranks on this forum.

    Cool pics.
     
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    good to see an update
     
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    Glad you sorted it. Well done.
     
  7. Mini nut

    Mini nut My local and favourite, gone.
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    Thanks all, a mess isn`t it?
     
  8. crazyjonhere

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    Wow can't see that place ever coming back just to far gone now damn shame really
     
  9. Mini nut

    Mini nut My local and favourite, gone.
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    No, not coming back as such but there are plans for retail and residential on the site with retention of the facade - such as it is.
     
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    Been there myself and I must admit, your pics make it look a lot better than it is, kudos!
     
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    How is this place still standing?!
     
  12. flasher

    flasher Mind the feeeence......!
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    Its gone downhill a bit since we last went in. We had lights and a roof!
     
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