Era Cinema

Bordesley Green and Churchill Road,
Birmingham, B9

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Mike_Blakemore on September 24, 2015 at 10:17 am

@ quellaverde Yes you are right. Age… We used to own the Green Lane cinema as well

quellaverde on September 24, 2015 at 6:39 am

Jaiom, it would cost a small fortune; the cinema was flattened in February 1959. Whitacre’s Garage was build in its place, only to be knocked down and a filling station erected on the same corner between Bordesley Green and Churchill Road.

Mike, I’m afraid you’re confusing the Era Picture Playhouse – in the above photo – with the Elite Cinema, which was bombed into oblivion but never completely destroyed. Its ruin is still to be seen on the corner Bordesley Green/ Crown Road, 1,260 yards along The Green, going into town. The billiard hall is still there too.

Mike_Blakemore on July 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

It is known as Bordesley Green… There is nothing left of the Building. I had the Capitol at Alum Rock so knew the site.. a frew yards to the right of the building is or was a Snooker hall

Richard Daniel Knight
Richard Daniel Knight on July 23, 2013 at 7:26 am

Hi Jalom,
can you give me the exact street address?


Jaiom on July 19, 2013 at 6:32 am

just up the road, wonder how much it would cost to make it into a cinema again