Alhambra Cinema

367 Moseley Road,
Birmingham, B12 9DE

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LordWilsonVilla on January 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Janetpotter I went to the Alhambra a few times but not for the Saturday Matinee. I went to my nearest for that, the Luxor Cinema in Balsall Heath Road. We use to cue around the side and up to the door of the Luxor every Saturday morning. As you say Happy Days.

Janetpotter on January 12, 2006 at 4:27 am

Oh how I remember our Saturday morning matinee. I think it cost 6d to get in. There was a man outside selling big lollipops out of a brown suit case. After watching Gene Audtry, Roy Rogers and Flash Gordon we would go home and act out our own cow boy film. Happy days from 1945/1955 then I had to grow up

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 4, 2004 at 3:52 pm

The architects of the Alhambra Cinema, Moseley Road, Birmingham were Satchwell & Roberts and it was built for the Leon Salberg and Sydney W. Clift circuit of cinemas named Cinema Proprietors Ltd. It opened on 26th December 1928 and had a seating capacity of 1,662.

It was taken over by Associated British Cinemas (ABC) on 1st April 1930. It closed as a regular cinema on 31st August 1968 and became an Asian cinema showing Bollywood movies before final closure and demolition.