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    Birmingham Nightclubs of the Past - Memories

    Can I ask the admin team to sort out this forum. It is getting fragmented with some threads about the same nightclubs and venues!! Members are not checking the forum to see if there is a thread already in existence, before starting a new one! I tried a couple of years back to consoliodate posts...
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    The Cinephone

    Great and interesting clip Terry, thanks for posting. Ironic how at the time they were the most modern and futuristic cinemas, and today most don't exist!
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    The Towers pub, Great Barr

    Yes I did, for a few years. Late 60's,70's ish!!!
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    Yes we are indeed still looking. I went there a couple of times and was impressed to how modern it seemed. Great photos, and many thanks for posting them.
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    Hi Len, Thanks for the pic of the old Danilo In the 70's and 80's I lived in Quinton, and saw many films at the then Essoldo
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    Birmingham Nightclubs of the Past - Memories

    Hi Ozzie you might be intersested in these the dedicated threads for The Plaza's and Ritz and the Golden Eagle
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    Birmingham Hippodrome

    When I was a kid, I saw Roy, Dale and Trigger at The Plaza Theatre in West Bromwich. He asked all the kids who were wearing cowboy suits onto the stage and we all, one by one had the treat of sitting on top of Trigger. He gave us all a blue Lone Star gun as a gift. Only wish I still had it...
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    Golden Eagle- Hill Street

    Great shot Lyn, thanks.
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    Rum Runner

    Past membership cards:-
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    Le Metro

    A past membership card:-
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    Birmingham Nightclubs of the Past - Memories

    Thought these might be interesting, Membership cards from the past:-
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    Thanks, and yes it probably was later, but it was indeed the Gaumont, where I saw these movies
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    plaza handsworth

    Morris, Take a look at this dedicated thread https://forum.birminghamhistory.co.uk/showthread.php?t=29255
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    Besides watching TSOM five or six times. The Gaumont was also the 'Cinerama' cinema. I saw How The West Was Won, It's A Mad, Mad, World, and Fall of the Roman Empire there
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    Golden Eagle- Hill Street

    Thanks for this. Hope you don't mind me putting side by side with the other photograph, on the first post. Makes for good comparison.
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    The Star cinema

    Great post, great list. Fascinating. Not many at all, left!
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    The Plaza's -Handsworth and Old Hill, The Ritz Ballroom- Kings Heath

    Maurice. I knew them all very well, and thanks for mentioning the links to my music. Paul, our guitarist with 'The Fogg' carried on in the bands you mentioned above. Charlie, I often gave a lift home, from whichever club we were at. I am still in touch with Shirley Kent. Frank...
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    Windsor Ice Rink, Smethwick

    Perhaps this will help . The Windsor in Bearwood Road, built in 1930 to the designs of H. G. Bradley of Birmingham, had a stage; but it was designed primarily as a cinema and was opened as such. For 16 years stage performances were rare. In the winter of 1946-7, however, there was a season of...
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    Alex's Pie Stands

    Bob, Glad you mentioned this, as in an earlier post, Bev Bevan mentioned one in Digbeth, but then confusingly said it was by the Albany.
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    Alex's Pie Stands

    snoker, Thanks so much for posting these. Hoping you don't mind me adding them to first post, and giving due credits