• Piccadilly Arcade Basement (map)
  • Stephenson Street Entrance
  • Birmingham, B2 4BJ
The former Odeon Queensway cinema - one of the spaces featured in the exhibition

The former Odeon Queensway cinema - one of the spaces featured in the exhibition

 

Birmingham has a long and impressive history in the world of cinema, with a number of the pioneers in the early years of cinema having roots in the city. Many traces remain today that provide links with the city’s rich cinematic past.

In this unique exhibition of Birmingham Post photographs, we uncover some of the remaining traces of Birmingham's cinema heritage, including rare pictures from inside the abandoned ABC cinema New Street, the abandoned Odeon Queensway and behind the scenes at the UK's oldest working cinema, the Electric.

The exhibition is hosted in the basement of the Piccadilly Arcade, formerly known as The Picture House, New Street, between 1910 and 1926.


Booking Information:

This event is free of charge and open to all. There is no need to book.

Opening times: 10am - 4pm daily.

We regret there is no disabled access to the basement. Please contact us if you would like digital copies of the exhibition materials.


PARTNERS AND SPONSORS:

An event by: Associated Architects

In association with: Birmingham Post and RIBA West Midlands

As part of: Love Architecture Festival

Event partners: Brumpic, ICHOOSEBirmingham, Flatpack Film Festival and LoveBrum

Supported by: EHSmith, Kier, Hollywood Monster, Atrivm and Heritage Lottery Fund