The former Pavilion Electric Theatre in Aston

This building on Witton Road in Aston, was built as the Pavilion Electric Theatre in 1911. But it closed as a cinema in 1915 never to reopen. But later became a social and snooker club.

Where was the Pavilion Electric Theatre?

Pavilion Electric Theatre was at 359-261 Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6NS


In brief

A cinema opened in Aston in April 1911 under the name of the Pavilion Electric Theatre, next to The Aston Hotel. But during World War I it closed in 1915, never to re-open. It was later used as an independent bingo club and the Witton Snooker Club. It was a Billiard's Hall in the 1960's and 1970's, then was Ronnie's Roller Rink during the 1980's. In recent years it was used as the Centre for the Aston Family, until 2014-15. But was then the location of Birmingham Settlement - Aston from 2015 to 2023 (before they vacated the building for Alma House in Newtown).

The former Birmingham Settlement - AstonThe former Birmingham Settlement - Aston (April 2024). Photography by Elliott Brown


Project dates

30 Apr 2024 - On-going


History & heritage, Classic Architecture


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