UGC Birmingham

41 Bromsgrove Street,
Birmingham, B5 4ST

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Previously operated by: Cineworld, MGM Theatres, UGC, Virgin Cinemas

Firms: UNICK Architects

Previous Names: MGM The Arcadian, Virgin

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Birmingham UGC

The 9-screen MGM The Arcadian opened on 15th November 1991. It was located in the Arcadian Centre, to the south of Birmingham city centre. Purchased by Virgin Cinemas on 21st July 1995 and re-branded Virgin. Taken over by the French entertainment group UGC, it was rebranded with that name.

The UGC was closed on 6th November 2003 and was taken over by Cineworld in July 2005. It never re-opened.

Seating capacities in the screens were for; 419, 299,275,224, 192, 222, 210, 198 and 168.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

CF100 on September 11, 2017 at 11:35 am

I went here a couple of times in the late 90’s. Absolutely dreadful multiplex in a very unappealing secondary location. I gather Digbeth, nearby, is now “trendy.”

Rear array speakers were JBL 8330.

ArtDirector on September 20, 2020 at 3:56 pm

The only time I went to this cinema was to see “Hook”. The screen got smaller for ‘scope as a top mask came down as in the smaller converted silent cinemas designed for Academy aspect ratio films. I never went back as a result.

rivest266 on July 14, 2021 at 4:54 pm

This opened as MGM The Arcadian. Grand opening ads posted.

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