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Report - The Kingsway Cinema,Gala Bingo,Kingsheath,Birmingham,August 2010

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by TranKmasT, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. TranKmasT

    TranKmasT We're Earth explorers
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    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.


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  2. Mini nut

    Mini nut My local and favourite, gone.
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    Ha, it`s difficult to credit the above with what I found the other week. Nice one.
  3. Urbexbandoned

    Urbexbandoned 28DL Regular User
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    Nice of them to leave the electric on for you, reminds me of when I used to accompany my mum to bingo years ago. Nice :)
  4. The Kwan

    The Kwan Easily Led
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    Looks excellent, shame that even bingo is now done on line these days causing falling numbers.
    I love the chair shot, how cool is that :)
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