Mecca Bingo Edinburgh, Great Junction Street - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: TBC
Great Junction Street
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Mecca Bingo Edinburgh, Great Junction Street Background And History
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 Mecca Bingo Edinburgh. We do however know a bit about the building's past.
Originally opened as the State Cinema in 1938, the venue had seating for 1,700. An independent cinema, it had a modern design, and was probably one of the earlier departures from Art Deco and Neo Classical design. It also predated today's entertainment venues, as there was a skittle alley as well as shops on the premises.
It had a fair sized proscenium, a unique lighting system, and the cinema did quite well to last until its closure in 1972. It was then converted into a bingo hall, although we are not sure how long the venture lasted before closing and reopening as a nightclub. Now a Grade B listed building it was last operating as a snooker hall, which, to the best of our knowledge, still continues.
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By Gareth Whieldon (October 2012)
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Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Mecca Bingo Edinburgh.
- Edinburgh Gala Bingo, Moray Park
- Edinburgh Mecca Bingo, Manderston Street
- Edinburgh Premier Bingo, Nicolson Street
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