Forum Cinema

Market Hall Street,
Cannock, WS11

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Forum Cinema

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Located in Cannock, Staffordshire. The Hippodrome Theatre was opened 8th April 1912 with the film “The Little Railroad Queen” and variety acts on the stage. It was operated by Benjamin Kennedy. The stage was 40 feet deep and there were four dressing rooms. It want through several owners during the years, including the Jervis family.

In February 1932 it was renamed Forum Cinema and was equipped with a RCA sound system. The stage facilities were used once a year by the Cannock Amateur Operatic Society.

The Forum Cinema was closed on 11th September 1955 with Ernest Borgnine in “Marty”. It was converted into a dance hall which operated for several years. Later it was taken over by the local council and they operated the building as a live theatre. It was demolished in 1985.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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