Birchfield Picture House

Birchfield Road,
Perry Barr,
Birmingham, B20 3DD

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Birchfield Picture House

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Located in the north Birmingham suburb of Perry Barr. Opened on 25th September 1913 as the Birchfield Picturedrome. Designed by the architectural firm Scott & Weedon. The proprietors were the Birchfield Picture House Co. Seating was provided for 930 in stalls and circle.

The cinema was modernised in the 1950’s when CinemaScope came out. The CinemaScope installation was considered the first in the suburbs of Birmingham. Closed on 3rd March 1962 with Mitzi Gaynor in “South Pacific”. Soon after it was demolished and the site became a Woolworth’s store.

Contributed by Mike Blakemore

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Robbie25646
Robbie25646 on September 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Naughty me as a youngster aged 10 I can remember sneaking in to see Arthur Askey in The Ghost train and my mum taking me to see 3 Coins in a Fountain.

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on January 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm

The Building was designed by Harold Seymour Scott

The Brichfield had a major facelift for Cinemascope carried out by “Modernisation Ltd.,”

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