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Deluxe Bingo Eastbourne, Pevensey Road - Lost Bingo Halls

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Club Closed: May 2011

Deluxe Bingo
Pevensey Road
BN21 3HJ

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Deluxe Bingo Eastbourne, Pevensey Road Background And History

Deluxe Bingo closed due to financial problems in May 2011 (However, it has now re-opened as Leo Leisure Bingo). This was not a case of the 'economic rationalisation' that has seen many chains close clubs, as the parent company, Leisure Worldwide Deluxe Limited, has gone into administration. That said, the club itself was not trading well, and there were some 'lease problems' with the landlord as well. The finger of blame was also pointed at the competition from online bingo, and the smoking ban, as well as a particularly bad winter.

Prior to bingo, the club had originally opened as the Luxor Cinema in 1933. An independent, it had 1,725 seats and was set up for stage performances. Union Cinemas took over in 1935, followed by an ABC take over two years later. In 1972 the cinema (then named ABC), was closed while alterations were made to twin the building for dual cinemas. In 1986 Cannon took over, and during this time the stalls area became home to bingo, although the cinema side of the business closed in 1991.

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By Gareth Whieldon (April 2012)

Photographs Of The Deluxe Bingo Eastbourne, Pevensey Road

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Deluxe Bingo Eastbourne

Deluxe Bingo Eastbourne

Photographs by: Martin Tapsell (1999)

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Your Comments And Memories Of The Pevensey Road Deluxe Bingo

Were you connected to the Deluxe Bingo Pevensey Road, Eastbourne? 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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Time Capsule

I worked at Deluxe Bingo in 2005 and have very fond memories of this beautiful place. I remember my manager and I exploring a very top attic room which was the projectionist's room when it was a cinema. Talk about going back in time; we found all the original equipment, plus a handwritten book listing all the films playing and their running times. We also explored the old basement nightclub (The Painted Wagon?) where it was like walking onto the Marie Celeste with all the original furniture, fixtures and fittings, and even the bar, still stocked with glasses. Most eerie!

By Ali (January 2018)

Other Clubs In The Area

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

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