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Grand Bingo Banbury, Broad Street - Lost Bingo Halls

Details | Club Background & History | Photographs | Other Clubs | Your Comments & Memories

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Club Closed: 2006

Grand Bingo
Broad Street
OX16 8BL

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Grand Bingo Banbury, Broad Street Background And History

We are not sure of the life cycle of Banbury Grand Bingo, but we do have a few pieces of the puzzle. It was opened sometime after the original cinema's closure in 1968, and its ownership was shared by EMI, ABC, Zetters, and Star over the years.

With a seating of 950, it opened as a theatre in 1911, and by 1929 it had started showing films. It was refurbished and reopened in 1935 having being decorated in both Art deco and Egyptian style, the then fascination with Egypt being quite a common inspiration for decorative design. Its decor is apparently still maintained, although the premises have passed over to a Hard Rock Cafe.

By Gareth Whieldon (September 2010)

Photographs Of The Grand Bingo Banbury, Broad Street

If you have any photos from this lost hall, be it of its interior, the staff, special events, parties, customers and more; and you'd like to share them here, please contact us to arrange adding them to the site.

Grand Bingo Banbury

Photograph by: Martin Tapsell (1997) - Exterior of Grand Bingo Banbury

Your Comments And Memories Of The Broad Street Grand Bingo

Were you connected to the Grand Bingo Broad Street, Banbury? Be it as a staff member or customer, we'd love to hear about this club when it was open - send your comments and memories about the staff, the members, the events and general atmosphere of this lost bingo club; to keep here for posterity's sake.

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Other Clubs In The Area

Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Grand Bingo Banbury.

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