Bishop Auckland Hippodrome Bingo, Railway Street
Tel: 01388 602121
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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.
Club Background And History
Although we don't know much about Hippodrome Bingo, apart from its session times, we do know a bit about the venue's past. The Hippodrome was opened in 1909, a relatively large theatre with 1,800 seats and a 24 feet wide proscenium. It was converted into a full time cinema in 1920, although this meant a reduction of half the seats as part of the building was sectioned off. Renamed the Essoldo after a takeover in 1947 it ceased operating in 1966 when it became a bingo club, the 'Lucky 7'. Its other owners have included Ladbrokes, and Top Rank.
If you play bingo at this club you won't unfortunately be able to see the original plasterwork from the theatre's early days, as it is obscured by a suspended ceiling. However, it's nice to know that it's still there, and one day maybe it will be revealed in all its splendour.
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Your Comments On The Railway Street Hippodrome Bingo
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I played at this bingo on the boards, and I won. They said I didn't have my money in and when we complained they gave all sorts of excuses and never paid me my money. They are a very unfair bingo as I did pay my money, the machine must have jammed.
Rated 2/5 by Anna (May 2011)
The staff and club are outstanding, always very helpful and fun, a great place to meet new friends and have a real good time.
Rated 5/5 by M. Chambers (September 2012)
One night at bingo I was shocked at the unprofessional way a staff member went about there job. 1. Not taken the role of there job seriously. 2. Talking whilst bingo was inplay. 3. Ignoring customers needs. 4. Speaking to other staff with no respect. 5. No apology given.
Rated 2/5 by Anonymous (July 2014)
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