Mecca Bingo Hackney, Mare Street, London - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: 1986
291 Mare Street
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Mecca Bingo Hackney, Mare 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 Mecca Bingo Hackney. We do however know a bit about the venue's history.
Opened in 1901, the Hackney Empire was a large theatre with seating capacity of over 1,000. It's main function being a theatre, it did also show films; in fact the venue was originally designed with a projection box.
The building was also used as a television studio after its closure in 1963, and then as a Mecca Bingo hall, which opened in 1963, but sadly closed in 1986. The good news is that despite the demise of bingo, entertainment lives on in the form of theatre, and the building has been restored.
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By Gareth Whieldon (August 2012)
Photographs Of The Mecca Bingo Hackney, Mare Street
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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 Hackney.
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