Showcase Cinemas Birmingham

Kingsbury Road,
Birmingham, B24 9QE

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Previously operated by: Showcase Cinemas

Firms: Abbey Hanson Rowe

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Showcase Cinemas Birmingham

Built by National Amusements, the 12-screen Showcase Cinemas opened on 6th August 1992 and were located in the Castle Bromwich area of Erdington northeast Birmingham.

It was closed suddenly on 31st January 2013 and it was sold to the Jaguar Land Rover car company on February 5, 2013. Their factory is only a few hundred yards away from the cinema, which was demolished in May 2013 to allow the factory to expand onto the cinema site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 24, 2009 at 8:39 am

The Showcase Cinemas, photographed in October 2008:

Mike_Blakemore on February 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

As I was The General Manager of the Local Independent Cinema “The Capitol” that was forced to close due to this cinema. I am over the moon. “KAMA”

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm

What caused this theatre to close?

Mike_Blakemore on February 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Well. When driving by. Plenty of space in the Carpark..

Paul Stephenson
Paul Stephenson on February 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm

The Birmingham Mail’s headline says it all really
“Jaguar Land Rover take over Showcase cinema site in Castle Bromwich”

Must be the first time in the UK a factory has taken over a cinema site – normally it’s the other way around… Maybe there’s hope for Industry after all.

iankingdon1980 on December 8, 2017 at 9:53 pm

I worked for showcase cinemas as chief projectionist up until 2 years ago when digital ruined our careers they closed that cinema as jaguar made them a offer they could not refuse

Mike_Blakemore on December 9, 2017 at 4:48 am

Yes and Business was also effected by the Vue cinema Gravely Hill and the new one a Solihull after the opened.

rivest266 on July 14, 2021 at 1:38 pm

Huge grand opening ads posted. The Showcase Walsall opened a week later. National Amusements had huge ad campaigns when they open a new cinema.

Mike_Blakemore on July 14, 2021 at 5:19 pm

Rivest266 The Showcase Walsall was Called Showcase Birmingham which P… Off the people of Walsall. Our Mayor gave them a talking too on the opening. Walsall Opened first Birmingham Later I lived near Walsall Showcase and My Birmingham Cinema The Capitol was near the Birmingham one. This wrecked a very good Independent (Capitol) that made the largest profit in Birmingham. So it was Kama when the Showcase closed down.

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