Heritage - The Royalty Harborne

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Exploring the heritage of the Royalty will be an important feature of the Trusts work both during and after the restoration is complete.

The history and its place in the local community will be explored and uncovered through collecting objects and oral history recordings from the local community. The building will house a record of this heritage so that it is available to people now and in the future.

We would like the popularity of cinema to be better understood, the heritage of the Royalty better interpreted and explained through displays around the building along with regular participation at history events, presentations and through the website.

We would like to contact those who worked here and find out about the early films that would have been shown. Many people must have memories of the Royalty.

The style of the Royaltys interior needs to be better understood. It is described as art deco and we would like people to better understand and appreciate that art form. The Trust will look at providing placements which will enable skills in managing a listed building and disseminating information to be better understood and expanded. As we have been inspired by the success of other similar venues we will assist wherever we can to help other enterprises in the future.
These pictures are examples of cinema styles and the hard work of other groups around the country who have promoted knowledge of their own cinemas leaving a lasting legacy of images to be appreciated. Some of the above images are from www.stories-of-london.org
An important part of the cinema experience was the organ and there are many remaining examples of these. On our links page are organisations giving information on the types in use and location as well as information on concerts.
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