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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#31 by mikejee , Tue May 31, 2011 1:23 am

Lynn
As The Rodney and its successor pubs were all mixed up in with the concert hall, have included both
Henry Holder came to the Rodney Inn (89 Coleshill St) between 1841 &1845..
From 1845 (and earlier) - 1852 it was just known as the Rodney Inn/Tavern
By 1855 it was the Rodney Inn & Music Hall, andit was also such in 1858.
By 1862-63 no 87 was llsted as Rodney Inn and 88 as Holder’s Concert Halll, but they were run by Soward & Gardner
1867 Nos 67-90 are Holders Hotel & Concert Hall & winw & spirit merchant, run by John Soward junior.
1868-73 Nos 87-90 The Birmingham Concert Hall. John judd & Co, proprietors & wine & spirit merchants
1876-79 Nos 87-90 The Birmingham Concert Hall. Phillips & Choules, proprietors & wine & spirit merchants
1880-84 Nos 87-89 The Birmingham Concert Hall, & Rodney inn, Phillips &
Choules, proprietors
1888-96 The Gaiety Concert Hall, & Rodney inn, prop.Charles Barnard
1897 The Gaiety Concert Hall, & Rodney inn, prop the Gaiety Trust Co
1899-1900 Nos 87-89 The Gaiety Theatre of Varieties & Rodney inn, Prop The Birmingham Theatre of Varieties Ltd
1904-1908 87- 89 The Gaiety Theatre of Varieties P.H. (The Birmingham Gaiety
Theatre of Varieties Lim.ited, proprietors)
87 - 89 The Gaiety Theatre of Varieties (Albert Bushell, manager)
1910 87- 89 Gaiety P.H. AlbertBushell
87 - 89 The Gaiety Theatre of Varieties (Albert Bushell, manager)
1912 87- 89 BirminghamColiseum P.H.Alfred W. Matcham
87 -89 Birmingham Gaiety Theatre of Varieties (T.Allan Edwardes, lessee)
1913 87- 89 Gaiety P.H. Walter Bellian
87- 89 The Gaiety Theatre of Varieties (T Allan Edwardes lessee)
1915 87- 89 Gaiety P.H ;William Horncastle Hebden
87 -89 Birmingham Gaiety Theatre of Varieties B.Kennedy Proprietor
1921 Not listed

It is listed as the ABC cinema in the 1969 Kellys, but has gone by the 1971 edition


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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#32 by Sheldonboy , Tue May 31, 2011 5:07 am

Mike you just amaze me every time you do this.


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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#33 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue May 31, 2011 11:41 am

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Mike is just magic and dedicated as I have often told him, Mike I'll just add that the Gaiety Cinema opened in the 1920's and in the late 30's it almost burnt down but it was restored and altered and reopened on the 18th December 1939. It closed on the 29th of November 1969 with a showing of The Killing of Sister George, it was demolished shortly after that.

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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#34 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue May 31, 2011 2:43 pm

Many happy memories of the Gaiety, and the Ashted Row cinemas.

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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#35 by Stirling Single , Tue May 31, 2011 3:27 pm

Mike, What can I say, apart from agree with the others. You are amazing how you manage to send something like this when I would have possibly spent the next month getting all mixed up over it. !! So Very Very many thanks.

Now Mike dare I ask, do you think that Henry Holder came to it when it was already the Rodney Inn between 1841 and 1845 or do you think that the building was something else before that.

Many thanks again. Lynn.

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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#36 by mikejee , Tue May 31, 2011 6:51 pm

Lyn
I meant to imply, but probably did not do so effectively, that it was the Rodney before Holder.
1841 Twist John, vict, Rodney, 89 Coleshill st
In the earlier directories no place numbered as 89 is listed, and there is no entry for Twist. There are , however a lot of unnumbered businesses, including two pubs, so it might have existed before 1841, but have no confirmation.


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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#37 by Stirling Single , Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:59 am

Thank-you ever so much Mike - I'm all sorted, in my head now. Must get to meet you all, at some stage, when I'm up in Birmingham. Lynn.

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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#38 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:03 am

H Lynn

I thought this might interest you, it's another photo of the Gaiety Cinema.

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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#39 by Stirling Single , Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:33 am

Hi Phil,

Thanks Phil, That was a nice picture to make me happy on a wet Monday morning.

Am off now to Chichester to have lunch with my son - wish the weather would clear up - some more sunshine please, now that the garden has been watered.

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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#40 by mikejee , Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:06 am

That's a coincidence Lynn. I was born & bred in Chichester. Don't go there often now though


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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#41 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:57 pm

No problem Lyn, I will always take a copy of anything I see relating to Holders & the Gaiety that I come across now. Hope you have a nice visit to your son.

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