Coventry cinema history

posted by MervynGould on February 16, 2009 at 7:45 am

Coventry Picture Palaces has just been published by the Mercia Cinema Society.

Gil Robottom’s book has information, plans, and photographs on all the city’s cinema buildings. Also included are items and photographs from the late Bill Edkins' collection, from when he owned the Imperial Continental. There is a full index.

Written in 1992, an After-piece by Ian Meyrick (author of ‘Oxfordshire Cinemas’) on the multiplex era, brings the story to 2009. More details, covers, and sample illustrations are on the society’s web-site:

It costs £14.50 (post-free inside UK) from Mercia sales: 29 Blackbrook Court, Durham Road, Loughborough, LE11 5UA

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