473 Dudley Road,
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Located in the Winson Green district of Birmingham on Dudley Road between Halberton Street & Grove Street. The Grove Cinema was opened on 22nd August 1932 with Lionel Barrymore in “Arsene Lupin”. The opening ceremony was performed by George Parker, the Chairman of the owning company Grove Cinema(Birmingham) Ltd., who’s Principle Directors' were Leon Salberg & Sydney Clift.
Designed by the architectural firm Satchwell & Roberts, with Roland Satchwell as supervising architect. The interior decoration had a Rustic style, imitating a garden grove. Seating was provided in stalls and circle levels. It was equipped with BTH projection equipment.
The Grove Cinema is considered the starting point of the establishment of the Clifton Circuit. The cinema later become wholly owned by the Clift family. It was sold to an independent operator in 1978.
The Grove Cinema was closed on 24th October 1981 with Melissa Sue Anderson and Glenn Ford in “Happy Birthday to Me” and Kurt Russell in “Used Cars”. It is now a Bathroom Sales Centre.
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