Highbury Cinema

209 Highbury Road,
Bulwell, NG6 9BU

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The Highbury Cinema, Highbury Road, Highbury Vale, Bulwell, 1962

Located in Bulwell, a district to the north of Nottingham. The Highbury Cinema was opened on 26th December 1921 with William Farnum in “If I Were King”. Seating was provided for 800 in the stalls and 300 in the circle. It was independently operated throughout its life.

It was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system in September 1929. In May 1955 it was equipped with CinemaScope.

The Highbury Cinema was closed on 31st March 1962 with Lawrence Olivier in “Wuthering Heights”. The building was converted into retail use, and in recent years the fa├žade has been removed. By 2012 it was in use as a Cooperative Food supermarket.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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