Mystery solved. Ironically now has a 25 seat cinema in the basement! Former textile factory apparently.You are probably right but there do appear to have been a number of small picture houses around. Just enjoying wandering round and getting some exercise to be honest!
Wonder if anyone recalls the old "Vic" on Victoria Road Aston. From memory and not positive think that was where I
used to go to the Saturday morning matinee in the 50s I remember seeing Batman in black and white and Roy Rodgers. It cost 6d in.
Hi there my grandad was Bernard but due to circumstances beyond my control I never got to meet him, do you have any further details about himIs this the picture house that became the Empress? Any idea of the year this photo was taken? As I said before, my uncle, Bernard Murphy was a projectionist there in the 1930's.
Hi, Used to do that at the Atlas stechford 'Take one in please'Do you remember when an "A" film was on and you were too young to go in by yourself, you would hang around asking adults until someone took you in. Quite a scary thought today, but it was common practice then, and I never heard of anyone coming to any harm.
Dont think I ever went to see a film there but a few of us from The Birmingham Scooter Club used their coffee bar, situated under the balcony.HI, That was the Cinimaphone (spelling can be corrected by others if wrong)