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Gala Bingo Waltham Cross, High Street, London - Lost Bingo Halls

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Club Closed: 2nd January 2017

Gala Bingo
High Street
Waltham Cross

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Gala Bingo Waltham Cross, High 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 Gala Bingo Waltham Cross. We found about the closure when an historical cinema enthusiast sent us a photo of the closed sign when viositing the venue (thanks Darron Keeling). According to the club's Facebook page the bingo hall has been sold, with the nearest Gala Bingo alternative being in Enfield. Other that that we have not found any other information in the local press (it's a sad day when this isn't considered news for the local community!).

It was situated in the premises of the old Embassy Cinema. Opened in 1937, it had 1,700 seats and had two different architects to design the building's exterior and interior. The fine interior design was obscured when the premises were split for three cinemas in 1972. The cinema closed in 1993, and has been used as a bingo hall until its closure.

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By Gareth Whieldon (January 2017)

Photographs Of The Gala Bingo Waltham Cross, High Street

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.

Gala Bingo Waltham Cross

Club Closure sign - taken by Darron Keeling (January 2017)

Gala Bingo Waltham Cross

Exterior of Gala Bingo Waltham Cross

Your Comments And Memories Of The High Street Gala Bingo

Were you connected to the Gala Bingo High Street, Waltham Cross? Be it as a staff member or customer, we'd love to hear about this club when it was open - send your comments and memories about the staff, the members, the events and general atmosphere of this lost bingo club; to keep here for posterity's sake.

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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 Waltham Cross.

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