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Mecca Bingo Forest Hill, London Road, London - Lost Bingo Halls

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Club Closed: December 1996

Mecca Bingo
London Road
Forest Hill
SE23 3TW

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Mecca Bingo Forest Hill, London Road Background And History

With a run of 18 years, Mecca Bingo in Forest Hill had a reasonable innings until in 1996 it fell victim to the economic factors that forced many clubs to close.

A former suburban cinema, the Capitol was quite large with a capacity of over sixteen hundred. Opening in 1929, it was of the Neoclassical style which was quite a common design theme of the time. There were three dressing rooms as the cinema also catered for variety performances, and it had a cafe.

In 1933 ABC Cinemas took over. The last film to be shown was "Scarecrow" when it closed in 1973 - a bad year for cinemas everywhere. It is now a Wetherspoons bar, and many of the original features remain.

By Gareth Whieldon (September 2010)

Photographs Of The Mecca Bingo Forest Hill, London Road

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Mecca Bingo Forest Hill

Photograph by: Martin Tapsell (1990) - Exterior of Mecca Bingo Forest Hill

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Your Comments And Memories Of The London Road Mecca 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 Mecca Bingo Forest Hill.

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