Clifton Sedgley

Bull Ring & Ettymore Road,
Sedgley, DY3 1RX

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Clifton Cinema Sedgley

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Located in Sedgley, midway between Wolverhampton & Dudley. The Clifton Cinema was built for the Cifton Cinemas chain, headed by Sydney Clift with Leon Salberg, Ernest Roberts & Roland Satchwell as directors. The Clifton Cinema was opened on 17th May 1937 with Clark Gable in “San Francisco”. Seating was provided for 779 in the stalls and 312 in the circle.

There were occasional pop shows staged in the 1950’s and into the 1960’s. In the mid-1970’s bingo took over on a couple of days a week. The Clifton Cinema was closed on 17th June 1978 with Joan Collins in “The Stud” and “The Anna Contract”. It was converted into a full time bingo club, which closed in January 1996.

It was purchased by the J.D. Wetherspoon chain of pubs, and re-opened as ‘The Clifton’ on 17th December 1998. In most cases, Wetherspoon’s retain the original style and decorations in their buildings, but unfortunately, The Clifton is not one of them.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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geoffjc on March 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

A Westar/Peerless Magnarc projector was displayed in the Wetherspoons pub when it opened.

SteveSidaway on February 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I remember going to see ‘The Lords of Flatbush’ there one freezing cold Sunday afternoon….and being shown the projection room…BTH Supers?

Mike_Blakemore on February 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Yes Steve… You are right.. they where BTH Supers.. you receive 10 points ;o) That side of the Clifton Chain where re-known for being cold…

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