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Opera Bingo Penrith, Middlegate - Lost Bingo Halls

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

Club Closed: Circa 2011

Opera Bingo
CA11 7PT

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Opera Bingo Penrith, Middlegate Background And History

At the moment we do not have full details of the events that led up to the closure of the Opera Bingo Penrith, except for the fact that like many other clubs it became no longer profitable. We do however know a bit about the venue's past.

Originally opened as the Alhambra Theatre in 1906, and was became both a cinema and a venue for live performances such as variety. In 1971 it became the Regent Cinema, but by 1984 the building was split for bingo usage. It was taken over by Lonsdale cinemas in 2007, and although they closed the bingo club due to falling profits, the cinema remains open due to the support from local protestors.

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By Gareth Whieldon (January 2013)

Photographs Of The Opera Bingo Penrith, Middlegate

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.

Alhambra Bingo Middlegate

Photograph by: Ian Grundy - Exterior of Opera Bingo under the name of 'Alhambra'.

Alhambra Bingo Middlegate

Photograph by: Ian Grundy - The circles area of Penrith 'Alhambra' (now unused).

Your Comments And Memories Of The Middlegate Opera Bingo

Were you connected to the Opera Bingo Middlegate, Penrith? 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 Opera Bingo Penrith.

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