King's Norton Cinema

Kings Norton Green,
Birmingham, B38

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Mike_Blakemore on November 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm

The Company that owned it from its building till it was sold for demolition was “Kings Norton Picturehouse Co., Ltd.,” Not Clifton….

It had a 36' Screen… Westrex Sound and Projection..

Mike_Blakemore on October 13, 2011 at 8:09 am

Hmmm Correction Time. The Theatre was owned by Bertie Bull 90%. Sidney Clift held only 10% of Shares and booked the Hall The (original) Picture House Stratford Upon Avon was only associated for a very short time with Clifton Curcuit Management for film booking Clift on having a small percentage

demaine on June 18, 2011 at 8:20 am

Site of Kings Norton Cinema

pitbull on December 26, 2005 at 4:45 am

I have a photo of the Kings Norton Cinema. If anyone would like a copy, I will email it to them…

brighton84 on December 2, 2004 at 8:52 pm

Ken, many thanks for your information re: the King’s Norton.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 18, 2004 at 11:03 am

The King’s Norton Cinema opened in September 1938. The architect was Harold Seymour Scott and it seated 1,142. It closed in June 1983 and sheltered flats for the elderly have been built on the site.

There is a photo of the exterior taken in 1967 in the book ‘Birmingham Cinemas’ by Christine Wilkinson and Margaret Hanson published in 2003 by Tempus Publishing Ltd ISBN 0 7524 3080 7

demaine on November 18, 2004 at 9:17 am

Many happy days spent at the kings norton cinema.Even when it closed as a cinema we used to go and play bingo there.
Derek DeMaine (Actor)

altondouglasjo on July 21, 2004 at 3:12 pm

Re the Kings Norton Cinema – there is a half page photo in our book “B'ham at Play” (Page 108) You can contact me via our site My email is