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.
1929 Top Right
1932, Forked road bottom right
The Kinematograph Year Book 1942, 1949 & 1954
Rivoli Cinema – Longford Road
Jepson Cinemas Ltd
1 – 2 shillings
The Kinematograph Year Book 1958 (and 1970, 1971)
The Ritz Cinema – Longford Road
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.
Demolition 2007 (Council Notice)
Floor Plans (Diagram)