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Ritz Bingo Penzance, Queen Street - Lost Bingo Halls

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

Ritz Bingo Penzance Logo

Club Closed: TBC

Ritz Bingo
Queen Street
TR18 4BJ

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Ritz Bingo Penzance, Queen Street Background And History

Ritz Bingo operated previously as Mecca Bingo, but further than that, our knowledge of the life of the bingo hall is a bit lacking, so if you could assist us, please contact us and let us know what you know. Our site visitors would be very appreciative.

The club started life as the Ritz Cinema in 1936, and designed by A.H. Jones it had a fin above the entrance which was a not uncommon design feature of the day for theatres. It only lasted a year before being taken over by ABC Cinemas in 1937, as part of their drive to monopolise the British cinema industry. Not a stranger to takeovers, the cinema was taken over by Union Cinemas from its independent owners even before the building was completed. It closed as a cinema in 1965, which was a bad year for cinemas, and was taken over by Rank who then became Mecca Bingo. It was reportedly earmarked for demolition and conversion to private residential properties, although we are not sure whether or not this has actually occurred.

By Gareth Whieldon (July 2010)

Photographs Of The Ritz Bingo Penzance, Queen 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.

Ritz Bingo Penzance

Photograph by: Martin Tapsell - Signage of Ritz Bingo

Your Comments And Memories Of The Queen Street Ritz Bingo

Were you connected to the Ritz Bingo Queen Street, Penzance? 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.

Submit your comments and memories here.

Chief Caller Wants Pictures

I was the chief bingo caller here 1978 until 1981. Does anyone have any pictures to share please?

J. Howes (Sep 2017)

Other Clubs In The Area

Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Ritz Bingo Penzance.

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