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LA Fitness (former cinema) Bristol Road South, Longbridge

Going past this LA Fitness place on Bristol Road South in Longbridge, I thought that this must have been a former cinema, and I think it was.

 

It is a 1375 Bristol Road South, which was the address of the former Danilo Cinema.

 

Which was at 1375 - 1401 Bristol Road South.

 

The Danilo Cinema opened in 1938. It was taken over by Essoldo in 1954. It closed as a cinema in 1968. After that it was converted into a bingo hall, and since then a fitness centre.

 

Designed by Ernest S Roberts in art deco style.

 

Danilo Cinema, Longbridge - Cinema Treasures

 

More on the above link.

 

There is a Lloyds TSB bank next door to the cinema (didn't notice it when I got these, was just looking at the former cinema).

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Taken on March 7, 2010