Research: Dovedale Cinema, Longford

Prewar cinema called Dovedale Cinema, built after 1931, no records in the 1925 or 1931 Kinematograph year books. However, there is an aerial photograph from 1929 of Windmill St, before Dovedale Street was built.

Cinema, 1929

1929 Top Right

Screen Shot 2013-05-20 at 18.01.57

1932, Forked road bottom right

 

 

The Kinematograph Year Book 1942, 1949 & 1954

Rivoli Cinema – Longford Road

Coventry 88325

Jepson Cinemas Ltd

1040 seats

1 – 2 shillings

Dovedale Cinema

The Kinematograph Year Book 1958 (and 1970, 1971)

The Ritz Cinema – Longford Road

Coventry 88325

The Paris Luxury Continental Cinema (Far Gosford St)

1 shilling and 6 pence to 2 shillings and 10 pence

34ft wide screen

 

The Ritz was known as an Asian Cinema and the best for miles until its closure in 1970s.

2006 video http://ia700502.us.archive.org/8/items/Coventry_Ritz/Coventry_Ritz_512kb.mp4

 

The building now is set for demolition with planning permission for a three story apartment block.

Projector Holes in Wall

Screen Two Doors

Demolition 2007 (Council Notice)

Floor Plans (Diagram)

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