Cannon Walsall

Park Street,
Walsall, WS1 1NS

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CaptainC on November 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

As the Savoy this was the first cinema I recall attending for the ABC Minors Club on Saturday mornings during the mid-fifties. Although I never managed to master the song, even with the little ball bouncing over the words! If the Gaumont/Odeon was the grand aristocratic lady, the Savoy was the art-deco flapper and a beautiful example too. Though remodelled as a multi, some of the original 1930s decorative detail was revealed during demolition I remember seeing Ben-Hur and Zulu here

Mike_Blakemore on August 14, 2017 at 12:13 am

The Shop is Now “Poundland”

Mike_Blakemore on February 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

The Film Producer Euan Lloyd started as a Trainee Manager Here Noted for working on the Bond Movies and later his own. “Shalako” “Wild Geese” “Sea Wolves” “Paper Tiger” to name a few. Plus some Travel films to accompany the Bond Movies. to achieve the British Quota showings ..

Mike_Blakemore on September 11, 2011 at 12:10 am

Of All The Cinemas I have worked at in 40 years. This was my favorite. I did 6 ½ years as Assitant Manager under Frank W. Attoe. before going to Work for The Birmingham Cinema Owner B.T.Davis becoming his General Manager and Having Cinemas of My Own..

Mike_Blakemore on September 5, 2011 at 6:51 pm

The number 3 cinema came backwards under the circle. so it was back to back the other5 side of the number 3 was the pub..

Ian on November 25, 2010 at 11:27 am

Looking at the photo above of Screen 2, that appears to be the full width of the original cinema, or is the photo very deceptive? So where was screen 3, they cannot both have been in the front stalls surely? Was it perhaps on the stage?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 23, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Vintage photographs of the ABC:
In March 1962:
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Rear of the building in 1962:
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In 1972:
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In November 1973:
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Auditorium of Screen 2, in the former front stalls:
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In August 1975:
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Later in 1975:
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Awaiting demolition in 1994:
A final look in colour in 1995: