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Black Country Cinemas


Written by Ned Williams with a foreward by Julie Walters. Animated pictures were first seen in the Black Country towards the end of 1896, and for the next thirteen years were seen in bioscope shows and public halls. From 1910 onwards, permanent cinemas were built. (West Bromwich sneaked in before before everybody else!) After the arrival of talkies at the end of the 1920s cinema building proceeded at a great pace. After the war the cinema business declined but in recent years has been revived with the arrival of the multi-screen cinema. This book describes every cinema that has ever existed in the Black Country and the surrounding area of South Staffordshire. 

Published by Uralia Press. 312 black and white pages. 305mm x 220mm.

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