Palace Cinema

96 High Street,
Birmingham, B23 6RS

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Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd.

Architects: Horace G. Bradley, George Payton

Styles: Moorish

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Palace Cinema Poster

Located in the Erdington district of Birmingham. The Palace Cinema was converted from a former Public Hall by architect George Payton. It opened on 26th December 1912.

In 1922, a new auditorium was built at the rear of the building, and the former auditorium was transformed into the crush hall/foyer for the new cinema. The Palace Cinema re-opened on 22nd January 1923 with Ivor Novello in "The Bohemian Girl". Seating was now provided in stalls and circle levels. The building also contained the Palace Ballroom, a cafe and tennis courts.

The Palace Cinema was extensively altered to the designs of architect Horace G. Bradley and re-opened on 7th October 1929. It was taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) in October 1929.

The Palace Cinema was closed by ABC on 19th August 1972 with Ron Moody in "Oliver". It was demolished and a supermarket was built on the site.

In 2009, Partners The Stationers operates from the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm

A vintage photograph from 1958, of the Palace Cinema’s entrance foyer:
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Mike_Blakemore on December 17, 2011 at 11:10 am

Have post picture of part of the 60’s foyer refurb

Mike_Blakemore on December 29, 2011 at 10:47 am

I have found the picture from the other side…

tonyk on February 11, 2012 at 1:06 am

That’s spelled Heywood, Mike.

Mike_Blakemore on February 11, 2012 at 12:39 pm

The Actress “Anne Heywood” worked here as an Usherette before this she worked at our Plaza Cinema at Stockland green…

Hope this makes tonyk Happy…………

Mike_Blakemore on April 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The Palace was part of the Cinema Proprietors Ltd., The Group had a management arrangement wit ABC They were not bought out completely until the 1950’s The Bulk of the ABC Cinemas in and around Birmingham was part of the deal.

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