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Gala Bingo Brighton, Gloucester Place - Lost Bingo Halls

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Club Closed: 1997

Gala Bingo
7 Gloucester Place

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Gala Bingo Brighton, Gloucester Place Background And History

We do not have full details about this grand building's use as a bingo hall, but we do have some information about the venue's past history as a theatre. Opened in 1933, with seating for 1823, the Astoria Theatre only lasted 2 years before it was taken over by ABC, and from then until 1958, its theatre usage decreased. A new cinema screen was installed, and much of the stage was obscured as the venue became a full time cinema, which closed in 1977, and was taken over by Gala Bingo. Lasting about 20 years, bingo ceased in 1996/1997, and we do not know what has happened to the building, although there has been talk of a restoration project.

At the moment we do not have details of the events that led up to, or any of the circumstances surrounding the closure of the Gala Bingo Brighton. If you have any details that may assist us, and you would like to share them with our readers, we would love to hear from you. If you let us know what you know, we will put the details online with your name credited (if you wish, or we can credit the article as anonymous). You will be doing a service to the bingo community and posterity by helping us record details of all Britain's bingo clubs and halls. Thank you.

By Gareth Whieldon


Unfortunately it appears that no-one has stepped forward with a restoration proposal, and there are plans for the venue to be converted into a large restaurant, office, flats and community room. The £8 Million pound job is expected to commnece sometime in 2014.

By Gareth Whieldon (January 2014)

Photographs Of The Gala Bingo Brighton, Gloucester Place

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.

Gala Bingo Brighton

Photograph by: Paul Bland - Exterior of the venue when it was 'The Astoria'.

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Your Comments And Memories Of The Gloucester Place Gala Bingo

Were you connected to the Gala Bingo Gloucester Place, Brighton? 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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Club Info

Located at 7, Gloucester Place, Brighton, BN1 4AA, and despite being Listed II, it is likely that this former cinema/bingo hall will be demolished.

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 Brighton.

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