Northfield Cinema

861 Bristol Road South,
Birmingham, B31 2PA

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The Northfield Cinema

Very nice cinema in the Northfield suburb of south Birmingham. Laid back from main road, the Northfield Cinema opened on 4th February 1929 with Matheson Lang in “The Triumph of the Scarlett Pimpernel”.

Always independently operated. It was closed on 2nd June 1962 with Donald Wolfit in “Blood of the Vampire” and Boris Karloff in “Grip of the Strangler”. The building was demolished, and a shop is now in the place where it once stood.

Contributed by Derek L.Hunt

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 21, 2004 at 3:40 pm

Located on Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham. The Northfield Cinema was opened on 4th February 1929. The architect was Major Lewis R. McFarlane and it had a seating capacity of 1,178. It remained an independent cinema throughout its life, finally closing on 2nd June 1962 with the films “Blood of the Vampire” & “Grip of the Strangler”.

demaine on June 18, 2011 at 7:12 am

Site of Nortfield Cinema

Steve397 on October 25, 2016 at 11:09 am

I have the original February 1929 and March 1929 programmes as my Grandfather’s orchestra provided music for the silent films. Images of programme added.

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