Broadway Cinema

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Broadway Cinema

Broadway Cinema is an independent cinema in the city of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

It is located in the Hockley area. In 2009, the cinema was rated as one of the 'best in the world' by Total Film magazine.[1]


The cinema began life as the Broad Street Wesleyan Church,[citation needed] which was built in 1839 by the architect S. S. Rawlinson.[2] It is reputedly where the Salvation Army founder, William Booth, was converted.[citation needed]

Since the 1960s Broadway has housed the Co-operative Education Centre, Nottingham Film Society, City Lights Cinema and, in 1982, the Broadway Cinema.[citation needed]

In 2006 Broadway went through a major development with funding from the National Lottery and the Arts Council.[citation needed] The work was completed in October 2006, and cost around £6,000,000.[3] The cinema was enlarged from two to four screens, including the world's first (and only) cinema designed by Sir Paul Smith.[3] The building houses also two bars.[citation needed]

Between 1998 and 2008, Broadway hosted a series of festivals on British Silent Cinema, in conjunction with the British Film Institute. In 2009, this festival moved to the Barbican Centre in London.[citation needed]


  1. ^ East Midlands UK – Creative Industries – News. Invest in Nottingham (5 February 2009). Retrieved on 17 July 2013.
  2. ^ Pevsner Architectural Guides, Nottingham. Elain Harwood
  3. ^ a b Broadway - Cinema in Nottingham, Nottingham - Experience Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates: 52°57′15.4″N 1°8′37.8″W / 52.954278°N 1.143833°W / 52.954278; -1.143833