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Gala Bingo Burnley, St. James's Street - Lost Bingo Halls

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

Club Closed: 1995

Gala Bingo
St. James's Street
BB11 1NL

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Gala Bingo Burnley, St. James's Street Background And History

St. James's Street Gala was located in the premises of the old Empire Theatre of Varieties which opened in 1894. Originally a variety venue, movies joined the billboard in 1909, and in 1911 it underwent alterations to increase seating capacity to 1,808. The theatre closed in 1955, but the venue was reopened as an independent cinema, which changed ownership in 1958, before becoming a bingo club in the sixties. Taken over by Gala in the nineties, it was closed in 1995, when Gala opened a nearby purpose built club.

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Photographs Of The Gala Bingo Burnley, St. James's Street

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Gala Bingo Burnley

Photograph by: Ian Grundy - Interior of St. James's Street, Burnley.

Your Comments And Memories Of The St. James's Street Gala Bingo

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Club Info

Postcode for building is BB11 1NL, currently still unused, it is 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 Burnley.

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