ABC New Street

88 New Street,
Birmingham, B2 4HS

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Johncine on November 9, 2011 at 4:29 am

Some memorable evenings here. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA in SENSURROUND, SUPERMAN and SUPERMAN II, FLASH GORDON, HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART 1 / BLAZING SADDLES. Possibly suffered a bit in light of the fact that it never had children’s prices. Other films notable to play here were the likes of OUTLAND, SHARKY’S MACHINE, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, THE TOWERING INFERNO,DRACULA(1979), BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE ULTRAVIXENS, QUADROPHENIA,MAD MAX and PHANTASM. Still memorable as one of the biggest screens at the time alongside the Gaumont.

Mike_Blakemore on August 30, 2011 at 9:10 am

I did a Spell at The ABC New Street as an Assistant Manager 1968 – 1969 moving back to the ABC Walsall. I worked with Johnny Simmons. and Joan Cooks. The Organ was infront of the screen dead centre on a lift. This was removed and a platform placed infront of the screen.. The Cinema was orginally owned by Cinema Properties Ltd., Leon Salberg (Alex Theatre) Sidney Clifft, and J Cohen.. ABC bought the Theatre and William Glenn re styled the building

Dennis Thomas
Dennis Thomas on October 13, 2007 at 8:46 am

I started work at the ABC New Street in 1964, as a projectionist, i was just 15 years old at the time.
I worked there for about five years, and met my wife to be there, as well, she was a cashier.
Happy memories.
Dennis Thomas…..

Lioness on July 17, 2007 at 3:25 pm

I remember going to the Forum (ABC) as we still called it as a child with my mom. I used to love to sit right up high in what was locally called the ‘gods’. It used to make my mom feel a bit sick :). I remember the seats being quite upright and hard compared to other cinemas and there were what we called opera glasses on the backs of the seats in front so you could see better. After the Odeon, New street this was my favourite cinema.

demaine on November 21, 2004 at 10:30 am

once again KenRoe you have come up trumps with this cinema.Where do you get your information from.Please E-Mail and let me Know.