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History The Kingsway building in Kings Heath was designed as a cinema in 1925, but later reopened as a bingo hall in 1980. It closed in 2007 and was burned down in September 2011. The Explore It was interesting to see how much things had changed since the 28DL 2012 report and the pre-fire reports from 2010; the majority of the side rooms had been stripped almost bare and the back half of the hall was covered in rubble, the ground was very unstable to walk on in some areas however I did manage to make it to the roof. It was interesting being able to watch people go by completely obliviously. The view from the roof
This Grade II listed building operated as a cinema from 1932 until 1976, and a Gala bingo hall from 1991 until 2010 since when it has been abandoned. All the seats are gone and the entire ground floor has been reduced to rubble for works which seem to have been discontinued. However you still get a sense of grandeur inside and one of the old projectors has been left behind. I only really photographed the auditorium and the projection room but there are heaps more little rooms and corridors to explore. Visited with Sentinel & Extreme Ironing, who didn't scare the shit out of me by shouting from the stage with a worker's torch when I was in the projection room. Pretty cool place that was way better than any of us were expecting and a relaxed wander about Projection Room Old projector Old seating area lit up with worker's lights which Sentinel found the switch for We found a box of these old chemical fire extinguisher charges downstairs.... Rubble on the ground floor... What’s left of the original entrance Thanks for looking