Capitol Cinema

766 Alum Rock Road,
Birmingham, B8 3PP

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Maxmld on April 25, 2017 at 4:33 pm

I remember queuing with my dad to see grease 1978 I think.
The que was all the way down the road I also remember seeing jungle book
Last feelings and others can’t remember the films. My brother used to take me there as well. I Remember the lady used to walk down the isle with a tray round her selling ice cream and things. An era long gone but not forgotten.

Mike_Blakemore on January 6, 2016 at 9:58 am

@ Donna That is a long time ago I only had one Asian ever work for me and All I can remember His Family had a factory directly opposite the Old Regal Handsworth… The Family took over the Regal from Mecca Bingo and turned it back to a Cinema… If my memory is right “the Prime Minister of India Visited the Regal..

Donna16377 on January 6, 2016 at 9:38 am

It’s a bit of a long shot but I’m trying to trace my father,did you no anyone going by that name?or similar?

Mike_Blakemore on January 6, 2016 at 1:24 am

Yes I was the Company General manager and I managed the Theatre.

Donna16377 on January 5, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Did you work their in 1976?

Mike_Blakemore on December 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

Hi Donna Did he come from hadswort ? and have a brummi accent

Donna16377 on December 30, 2015 at 9:23 am

Hi general manager,can u tell me if a asian guy Carl worked there in 1976,his real name may be khalid

LordWilsonVilla on January 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm

I can’t believe the cinema where I cued up with my wife and two children to see ‘Grease’, when if first came out, is now a mosque.? It’s a shame to see the demise of such theatres of dreams.

Mike_Blakemore on July 19, 2013 at 6:51 am

@ Jaiom.. My advice.after 39 years in the business.. for what it worth Advoid 35mm Format Projection will finish completely the end 2013 RFrom my memory of Small Heath. You have no Chance Best place to re-open is The Clifton Great Barr.. This would make a good proportioned 5 screen Cinema..

Jaiom on July 19, 2013 at 6:15 am

Great piece of information. I would like to open a 3 Screen Cinema in Birmingham around the Small Heath area. Mainly to show Bollywood films but Hollywood too esp Disney films during the Holidays. Do you know of any buildings big enough and what tips would you recommend? Thank You