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Alpha Bingo Leicester, Uppingham Road - Lost Bingo Halls

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Club Closed: 8th September 1967

Alpha Bingo
Uppingham Road

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Alpha Bingo Leicester, Uppingham Road 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 Alpha Bingo Leicester, but we do know a bit about about the venue's history.

The venue originally opened as the Trocadero Cinema in 1931. Designed by a Manchester architect and built by a local builder, the cinema had seating for 400 and a 50 foot wide proscenium. The ABC chain took over in the late thirties, eventually converting it into a bingo hall. it was however damaged by fire in September 1967. We do know that the venue was popular as on the night of the fire 750 players had to be led to safety, which equates to a full house. The club did close after the fire and was demolished not long after.

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By gareth Whieldon (December 2016)

Photographs Of The Alpha Bingo Leicester, Uppingham Road

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.

Alpha Bingo Leicester

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Your Comments And Memories Of The Uppingham Road Alpha Bingo

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Other Clubs In The Area

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

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