Odeon Perry Barr

271 Birchfield Road,
Perry Barr,
Birmingham, B20 3DD

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Robbie25646
Robbie25646 on August 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I lived in great Barr and this along with the Beacon, The Clifton and the Birchfield were all my local cinemas, I loved visiting all of them

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on November 11, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I have loaded a picture of Oscar Deutsch The Founding Father of Odeon The counties Leading Brand in Cinemas

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on September 9, 2011 at 3:29 am

If My memory is correct the theatre was hit by a bomb during the war. The luck thing was it did not explode. The person defusing the bomb was awarded a medal that allowed him to go free to any Odeon Cinema in the country somewhere in my files I have a picture of the interior which I shall post. when I find it

mikeya
mikeya on October 27, 2009 at 7:31 am

Another early shot taken around the time of opening in 1930

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 1, 2009 at 4:41 pm

A vintage photograph of the Odeon in 1930, shortly after its opening:
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AndrewHope
AndrewHope on March 14, 2007 at 11:41 pm

Back in the late 60’s I was a projectionist at this cinema, the chief was named Torrington I think, he was a real hard man to get along with, I left soon afterwards and worked at the Plaza, Stockland Green.
Thanks
Andrew Hope (Ontario, Canada)

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 18, 2006 at 6:14 pm

The original facade as photographed in September 1949:
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Showing off its new facade in March 1953:
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Photographed in May 1956:
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