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Belper Ritz Bingo, King Street

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Club Details

Ritz Bingo
King Street
DE56 1QA

Tel: 01773 824 759

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Club Opening Times

Listed below are the club's main session times. The times were correct at the time of publication, but we recommend you check with the club first by phoning them, as all times are liable to change.

Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Session N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Afternoon Session N/A 1-1.15pm N/A 1-1.15pm 1-1.15pm N/A N/A
Evening Session 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Club Background And History

Ritz Bingo is located in a building that it shares with Ritz Cinema. An indepenent club, it opened in 2008, and it's selling point is that it is small and friendly. It has a fully licensed bar, and food is available. The club has jackpot machines, eBingo, and runs rgular bingo every night of the week. More details of the club's history is in the comments section below.

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Club History

The Ritz was a cinema with 555 split between 333 in the stalls and 222 on the balcony. It was owned and operated by The Star Group of Leeds and was a cine/bingo operation, bingo played Tuesday and Thursday evening and cinema the rest of the week. The bingo equipment had to be set up before ever session. In 1971 it closed for conversion to a twin screen cinema in the balcony and full time bingo in the stalls. The conversion took 6 weeks and was the first twin screen cinema out of London. The building was taken over by EMI and continued under there management until 1978 when the club was taken over by Silverline Entertainments of Newark On Trent. Silverline ran the club until 1992 when the the then manager Ivan Varney and myself took over and renamed it Bingorama. We ran the club for 11 years until 2003 and moved to Blackpool and brought a hotel. We sold the club to Regal Leisure (I think) they also owned The Regal Staveley, The Kings Gainsbrough and The Byron Hucknall. The whole of the circuit was then leased to Stylus Sports this was short lived and they gave up the clubs. The Belper club was taken over by a new operator Rodger Withnall who still runs the club today.

Rated 5/5 by T. Wayne (January 2015)

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