New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: The Kingsway

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the sad looking Kingsway Picture House in Kings Heath. More recently in use as a bingo hall as of 1980, the building was erected in 1925 as a cinema designed by Horace G. Bradley. Bradley was also the architect for The Royalty in Harborne, another derelict former cinema that has been the subject of one of my previous Friday Photo posts. It closed its doors in 2007 but in 2011 a fire devastated the majority of the building. It is Grade A locally listed, with its Neo-classical facade being all that really remains of the buildings original detailing. I believe planning permission had been granted for redevelopment as retail space and apartments, but from the outside no progress appears to have been made since then.


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