Empire Theatre

1250 Pershore Road,
Birmingham, B30 2YA

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The Empire Theatre

Located in the Stirchley district to the south of Birmingham. The Stirchley Empire Theatre was opened in 1912, and was a very small cinema on one level. It was on a flat floor with a slightly raised platform in the back, which held a few more seats. It was taken over by the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) chain in 1932.

The Empire Theatre was closed in 1943, and is now an auto repair garage.

Contributed by DEREK L.HUNT

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 15, 2004 at 5:06 pm

The Empire Cinema opened in 1912. The street address is 1250 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham. It was taken over by ABC Theatres in 1932 and closed about 1943.

CSWalczak on December 17, 2010 at 4:05 am

Apparently, according to this website, the Empire was popularly known as “The Bughouse”: View link

demaine on June 18, 2011 at 11:59 am

Yes it was known as the Bughouse,and it was just on one level. I believe it is now a car repair center

Mike_Blakemore on September 22, 2011 at 12:43 am

This cinema was opened by Sydney Clifts father-in-law. Its from this Cinema, he got into the business

Mike_Blakemore on October 15, 2011 at 12:34 am

His Father-in-law was William Astley

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