Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre

Hurst Street, Southside,
Birmingham, B5 4TB

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Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on April 8, 2013 at 6:58 pm

The first replacement I thought was designed by someone colour blind… The only thing they got right was the Doors. The current one.. To much glass.. sorry call me old fashioned :o)

Ian
Ian on April 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm

The 60’s frontage can be seen here, it too has been removed and replaced (in 2000).

HIPPODROME FACADE c1988

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on April 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Ken you are right… He was American.. Memory is a Problem for us over 30’s :o)

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Mike: Chung-Ling-Soo was shot in the chest in front of a packed house at the Empire Theatre, Wood Green, London, on 18th March 1918, after his bullet catching trick went wrong. I believe he was American, but could be wrong.

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on April 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Chung-Ling-Soo. If my memory is correct was an Englishman.. He had a famed trick of catching a bullet in his teeth.. Hmm.. The trick went wrong.. He lived long enough to tell them to close the tabs..

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on April 7, 2013 at 5:36 pm

There had been plans to show films during the summer months if the Birmingham Council had not purchased the Theatre. Stoll-Moss had plans to do the same at all their Provincial Theatres instead of them being dark during the summer months, as was their custom.. Projection Equipment had also been arranged..