Star Bingo Bethnal Green, Mansford Street - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: April 2010
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Star Bingo Bethnal Green, Mansford 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 Star Bingo Bethnal Green, but we do know a bit about about the venue's history.
The venue was originally a swimming pool, the Excelsior Hall & Swimming Baths, which were built in 1889. The premises was converted into a cinema, the Excelsior Kinema in 1921. The 850 seater had both films and variety show, and for such a small venue it surprisingly had five dressing rooms.
It the thirties it was refurbished in the then very popular Art Deco style, although the architect was not one of the famous cinema designers of the day, but by Maple and Company of London, interior designers. The cinema closed in 1961, and converted into a bingo hall in 1976. To date the building has sadly been left to decay.
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By Gareth Whieldon (January 2013)
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Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Star Bingo Bethnal Green.
- Hackney Mecca Bingo, Hackney Road, London
- Elephant And Castle Palace Bingo, Elephant And Castle Shopping Centre, London
- Surrey Docks Gala Bingo, Teredo Street, London
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