Gala Bingo Oxford, Cowley Road - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: Oct 2004
300 Cowley Road
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Gala Bingo Oxford, Cowley Road Background And History
The Regal started its life in 1937 as a cinema, designed by the cinema specialist Robert Cromie. It was converted into a bingo hall in 1970, and stayed as one until its closure in 2004. The Gala Club closed to move to a new purpose built bingo hall at the Ozone Leisure Park. The Regal was granted Grade II listed building status in 2005.
After standing empty for a few years, the building is currently in the process of transformation to a live venue. There's a story on the transformation of the Regal and the plans for its future here.
By David Lloyd (March 2008)
Photographs Of The Gala Bingo Oxford, Cowley Road
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Your Comments And Memories Of The Cowley Road Gala Bingo
Were you connected to the Gala Bingo Cowley Road, Oxford? 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.
Working at the Regal was my first job. I started when I was 18 and spent 3yrs there from 1994-97. I loved working there: making several good friends, but there was a dark side to the building - it was incredibly haunted! Most of the staff me included hated having to go to certain areas of the building alone especially the old projection room which contained the original projection machines from its days as a cinema. A lot of fantastic memories but a genuinly terrifying place to be at times.
By A. Trafford (September 2012)
Full postcode is OX4 1US, the site is now a church.
By D. Keeling (January 2017)
Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Gala Bingo Oxford.
- At the moment we don't know of any nearby bingo clubs. Do you know of any? If you do we'd love to hear from you, please contact us and let us know the name and location.
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