Piccadilly Cinema

372 Stratford Road,
Birmingham, B11 4AB

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Donna16377
Donna16377 on December 30, 2015 at 10:10 am

Hi did anyone work there in 1976,if so was their an Asian guy going by the name of cal or Carl his name may of been Khalid,any replays would be appreciated,also was their a cinema known as playhouse or picture house in birmingham

ozbeach
ozbeach on November 8, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I have fond memories of my childhood days of going to the Piccadilly on Saturday mornings and being a member of the ABC Minors. I can still hear the singing of the Minors song and the mighty Compton Organ playing music from that time. You may be pleased to know that the organ was shipped here to Australia and is regularly played at organ recitals at the Melbourne Malvern Town Hall where is was beautifully restored. Check it out. http://theatreorgans.com/southerncross/victoria/Malvern.htm

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on October 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Doug was the manager. I had been told he was going to the Capitol when Sparkbrook closed. Johnny Brockington phined me up and in the conversation told be that Doug Did not make the move.. within 10 days I had been appointed Manager of the Capitol Doug went to the Warwick Acocks Green.

Michael1948
Michael1948 on October 11, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Yes there was a femail projectionist her name was Pat, she was transferred from the Adephi Hay Mills. Doug Reeves was he the manager?. Was Mr Mathews the assistant manager?. As I recall the district offices were in stirchley. Jack Burdett was the chief Projectionist during my time at the picadilly. regards

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on October 11, 2014 at 9:22 am

@ Michael1948 I used to do relief for Doug Reeves.. From memory they used to have a female Projectionist there. and for a short time The District Offices wher there… Peter Albutt. Jim Hunt was engineer

Michael1948
Michael1948 on October 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

This was my first job when I left school in 1964. I started as a Trainee Projectionist. When I left in 1969 I was 2nd Projectionist. The picture brings back memories to me especially when I saw the large light fittings which we had to wind down periodically to clean. The Projectors were Ross ABC projectors with peerless arcs and an RCA sound amplifier. Fond memories

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 21, 2009 at 10:26 am

Vintage photographs of the auditorium in 1966:
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A view from the rear stalls:
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A view from the circle:
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