Royalty Cinema

308 High Street,
Birmingham, B17 9PU

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Royalty Cinema

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Located in the Harborne district of southwest Birmingham, at the corner of High Street and Greenfield Road. The Royalty Cinema was opened on 20th October 1930 with Maurice Chevalier in "The Love Parade". It was built for and operated by the local independent Selly Oak Pictures Ltd.

The Royalty Cinema was taken over by the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) chain in March 1935. ABC closed the cinema on 2nd November 1963 with Cliff Robertson in "P.T.109". It was converted into a Mecca Bingo Club, and in 2010 it is operating as a Gala Bingo Club.

In the summer of 2011, the Royalty Cinema was designated a Grade II Listed building by English Heritage.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 4, 2010 at 7:12 am

Two photographs of the former Royalty Cinema as the Gala Bingo Club. In July 2007:
In September 2010;

demaine on June 18, 2011 at 6:07 am

Site of Royalty Cinema

MASTG on October 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I lived in Harborne in late ‘40’s early 50’s, and well remember going to the Royalty – Was surprised to see the huge bill-board is still there! Any one remember, when “Gone With The Wind” was showing that wind blew the bill-board down?!

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