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Memories of old cinemas in Birmingham. Have your say by visiting

I REMEMBER in the 70s going to the pictures for the matinee. It took about three hours of the Saturday up so mom could go shopping.

I remember people used to clap and cheer before and after a film. People were more spirited in those days.


I WELL remember Saturday matinees at the Sutton Odeon. I was the assistant manager there during the late-70s. I really enjoyed the great atmosphere the kids generated, it took me back to my own carefree days.


THOSE were the days. I can remember Perry Barr Odeon fondly. We used to pay a 'tanner' (six old pence) for the whole show. When it was your birthday, they used to send you a card that permitted you and a friend free entry.


WE used to go to the Rock, Capitol and Beaufort Cinemas. The Rock and Beaufort are long gone now. Don't know if the Capitol is still there.

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:May 17, 2008
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