The Royalty

The Royalty

Opened with Maurice Chevalier in The Love Parade in 1930, and in 1935 became part of the ABC circuit.

After ABC closed the cinema in 1963 it operated as a bingo hall for many years.

It was Grade II listed in 2011, and then closed in 2012 and the victim of some damaging fires since then.

Its imposing frontage still dominates Harborne High Street, and a local group have been campaigning to bring films and events back to the Royalty.

308 High St, Harborne, B17 9QH

Get your own mini Royalty cinema, created by Spaceplay. Visit the shop.

We’d love to hear about your film-going experiences in Birmingham. From memories of amazing screenings or communal experiences, to grand days out at the pictures or more personal recollections. How has visiting the cinema shaped your life, and your experience of our city?

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