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Ilkeston Beacon Bingo, South Street

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Club Details

Beacon Bingo
South Street

Tel: 0115 932 5576

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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 2.10pm 2.10pm 2.10pm 2.10pm 2.10pm 2.10pm 2.10pm
Evening Session 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Club Background And History

The Ilkeston Ritz was originally the Ritz Cinema, which opened in 1938 with Art Deco style construction. It had and still has the 'fin' on the front of the building, which was quite common for cinemas of the era. The original Doulton ‘carraware’ tiles on the exterior of the building are still evident, and is probably one of the reasons that it has achieved 'listed' status. It did well to operate for so long as an independent, as many other cinemas in the era work taken over by the big chains such as ABC. Originally a Ritz Bingo hall, it was taken over by Beacon Bingo who pride themselves in operating a warm and friendly bingo hall.

The 1402 seater cinema lasted until 1958, when it was converted to a bingo hall, and bearing in mind the problems many halls have suffered, leading to closures, its owners must be doing something right to have lasted so long.

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Photographs Of The Beacon Bingo Ilkeston

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Beacon Bingo Ilkeston

Beacon Bingo Ilkeston

Photographs by: Martin Tapsell (1993)

Beacon Bingo Ilkeston

Photograph by: Ian Grundy - A more recent shot of the interior.

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Your Comments On The South Street Beacon Bingo

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Great Club

The Beacon Bingo in Ilkeston is a great club, I have worked there, the staff are great to work with, and the manger Mark does a great job.

Rated 5/5 by Peter Jones (March 2012)

Friendly Place

I used to work there. Nice friendly place to work, nice atmosphere etc. Mark does a good job and was an excellent boss, can't fault him at all.

Rated 4/5 by Sharon (May 2013)


This bingo hall is excellent, friendly lovely staff. Dave and Mark are lovely caring men. Best club I've been to, cheap bingo any night and good money.

Rated 5/5 by J. Bacon (February 2014)


You must go to Beacon Bingo at Ilkeston, it is a lovely, happy club. The books are cheap, you can get platunim plus for 15 pounds that gives you 30 tickets and for an extra 1 pounds wow you can get another 30 tickets and that's what you call I damn good bargain. Both managers Mark and Dave are such nice people and the staff are all very nice. I love going to this bingo so give it a try.

Rated 5/5 by Julie (May 2015)

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