Gala Bingo Birmingham, High Street - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: 2007
69 High Street
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Gala Bingo Birmingham, High Street Background And History
We are not sure exactly what happened to Gala Bingo on King's Heath, so we would be extremely grateful if you could enlighten us. If you let us know about the events we will credit you with the information of course, so, if you do know what happened, please contact us.
We do know that the Bingo Hall resided in what used to be the Kingsway Cinema. The cinema opened in 1925, and closed in 1980, with "The Bermuda Triangle" being the last film shown.
By Gareth Whieldon (July 2010)
Any potential return to bingo in the club has been dealt a further blow, with the outbreak of a fire on 17th September, the cause of which is being treated as suspicious. The fire was so big that many nearby residents and businesses had to be evacuated until the fire was brought under control.
By Gareth Whieldon (September 2011)
It looks like the building is not going to be rescued, but partly demolished and turned into an apartment complex. The good news is that the facade at the front of the building will be kept, so despite the loss to local entertainment at least some architectural and cultural integrity will be retained.
By Gareth Whieldon (October 2014)
Photographs Of The Gala Bingo Birmingham, High 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.
Your Comments And Memories Of The High Street Gala Bingo
Were you connected to the Gala Bingo High Street, Birmingham? 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.
Yes that is indeed a picture of the former Gala Club in King's Heath, the former Kingsway Cinema. Located at 69, High Street, King's Heath, Birmingham, B14 7BH. facade only remains, flats now have been built behind, Listed II.
By D. Keeling (January 2017)
Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Gala Bingo Birmingham.
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