Top Rank Bingo Dingle, Park Road - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: 1998
Top Rank Bingo
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Top Rank Bingo Dingle, Park Road Background And History
We are not sure what happened to this club although we can hazard a guess that as it was a Top Rank Bingo Club it was probably taken over as Mecca Bingo in the mid 1990s. This is guesswork, so if we are wrong please let us know. We do however know that the bingo hall was previously, as many were, a cinema.
Originally the Gaumont Cinema, it opened in 1937 with a capacity of over fifteen hundred. Crammed with Art Deco light fittings, the interior ceiling had a dome, and the proscenium was an impressive 45 feet wide. There was a fully functional orchestra pit for accompaniment to silent films, and this was enhanced by a Wurlitzer 2Manual/6 Ranks organ. The last film to be shown was "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" before the cinema closed in 1966 and ownership was transferred to Rank who converted the premises into a bingo hall. To our knowledge the building is now the site of a community centre, although we are not sure of the building's present condition, or whether any of the original features remain.
By Gareth Whieldon (August 2010)
Photographs Of The Top Rank Bingo Dingle, Park Road
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Your Comments And Memories Of The Park Road Top Rank Bingo
Were you connected to the Top Rank Bingo Park Road, Dingle? 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.
More Club History
Became a Mecca Bingo following Top Ranks Acquisition of Mecca. Closed in 1998 and relocated to a new Mecca Bingo on the opposite side of the road, a little closer to Liverpool. This subsequently also closed when the site was sold to Tesco, was demolished and a new superstore stands on the site. The original Top Rank still stands, although vandalised inside. O2 use the tower for a mast.
By J. Wood (October 2016)
Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Top Rank Bingo Dingle.
- Birkenhead Mecca Bingo, Europa Centre
- Liverpool Gala Bingo, Wavertree Road
- Liverpool Pavilion Bingo, Lodge Lane
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