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Gala Bingo East Ham, Barking Road, London - Lost Bingo Halls

Details | Club Background & History | Photographs | Other Clubs | Your Comments & Memories

Club Closed: 13 November 2014

Gala Bingo
Barking Road
East Ham
London
E6 1LB

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Gala Bingo East Ham, Barking Road Background And History

As you can see from the image below, this is a large venue, situated in what used to be the old Granada Theatre. With seating for 2,468, it was a huge venue that was home to stage performances as well as films. During the war it was hit in a bombing raid, although damage wasn't too bad. Like many other cinemas it was purchased by Granada (early 1965), who owned it until its closure in 1974. They converted it for bingo and reopened it, but Gala ran the show since 1991, until closing in 2014. The chain did not give a specific reason for the closure, although it did coincide with a period where owners Coral were considering selling their clubs prior to a stock market flotation.

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By Gareth Whieldon (November 2014)

Photographs Of The Gala Bingo East Ham, Barking Road

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Gala Bingo East Ham

Photograph by: Ewan Munro - Exterior of East ham Mecca Bingo

Your Comments And Memories Of The Barking Road Gala 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 Gala Bingo East Ham.

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