Avion Super Cinema

19 Anchor Road,
Aldridge, WS9 8PT

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Mike_Blakemore on September 10, 2014 at 4:06 am

The Blue Plaque details wrong Roland Satchwell designed 80 Cinemas and 2 live theatres and was also a Director of around 30 Cinemas The comment in the first Paragraph commenting on the Odeon Style of this building.. Is Very simple Roland Satchwell and Cecil Clavering created the Odeon Look at the Odeon Kingstanding and Warley These Cinema although Branded as Odeon where in fact controlled by the Clifton Circuit (Share wise) until 1947-48

Mike_Blakemore on November 14, 2013 at 4:00 am

For me. I believe the interior is the most important part of the building The extorior is ok for those that never went inside any cinema..

DavidSimpson on August 26, 2013 at 6:41 am

J D Wetherspoon did, indeed, take over the building, opening it on 9 July 2013 as The Avion. Nothing, of course, remains of the cinema interior, but there are many photographs and other mementos from its days as a picture house on display, and the exterior has, perhaps, never looked better!

70mmbobbyj on July 26, 2013 at 4:34 am

I have just uploaded some photos from the interweb showing the work on the building, it’s a shame about the interior.

Mike_Blakemore on July 26, 2013 at 2:25 am

The Stage house seems to have been demolished. The very fine Ronald Satchwell Art Deco interior was totaly destoryed. I live not far from this theatre..

ODEONesque on July 26, 2013 at 2:21 am

Latest rumour from a Brownhills blog site is that the AVIONs facade area (all thats left) has now reopened as a Wetherspoons and the auditorium site has become the aforementioned car park. I`m going there with my camera soon and will post the results. I used to be ODEON_NUT by the way but forgot me details lol

Mike_Blakemore on April 27, 2012 at 9:10 am

Weatherspoons usually knocks the back wall out. alas.. But as long as they do not demolish the rest of the building. There is some chance in the future to turn it into a Live theatre.. As The Walsall area lacks anywhere decent to perform in..

70mmbobbyj on April 27, 2012 at 3:47 am

Two recent photos on The28dayslater site show the rear of this cinema being demolished. Believed to be for conversion to a Weatherspoons pub.

Mike_Blakemore on February 23, 2012 at 3:41 am

Unusual Is that Roland Satchwell was an active Director until 1945, when a New company was formed to take over the Avion and buy the Dale Willenhall from the Estate of Norah Tiler.. A reminder Satchwell designed the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham… which not being a Cinema is not listed here

ODEON_NUT on February 3, 2012 at 10:17 am

Currently this fine cinema is destined to be either a Wetherspoons pub or an extension car park to the local supermarket – lets hope that Wetherspoons prevail!

johnmorris on March 14, 2002 at 2:09 pm

I was a projectionist working from 1954 To 1964 on B T H mark one projectors. At the Avion.