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Palace Bingo Risca, Tredegar Street - Lost Bingo Halls

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Club Closed: Circa 1985

Palace Bingo
75 Tredegar Street
NP11 6BW

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Palace Bingo Risca, Tredegar Street Background And History

Originally opened as a cinema in 1912, the Risca Palace had a capacity of up to 1000 for films. It survived as a cinema up until 1965, but like many old cinemas of that time, falling attendances led to its closure. That was not the end though, as in the early 1970s it received a new lease of life as a bingo club. I believe it was an independent club during this tenure as a bingo venue, a from 1975 on this page has it displaying the name Palace Bingo, but there is no indication that it was run by any of the big chains of that period.

The Risca Palace provide bingo to the local community up until the mid-1980s, when it once again closed, though for what reasons we don't know. The building remained closed and falling into disrepair for an more than 20 years. In 2009 over 300 people undertook a protest march to call for the building Palace to be preserved. The owners of the Palace then began an extensive regeneration of the hall, which was completed in 2011. The facade of the building received a fresh lick of paint, and the rest was extensively remodelled, and now holds Risca Library and the local council offices, as well as a convenience store, ensuring it will continue to serve the local community for the foreseeable future.

By David Lloyd (February 2018)

Photographs Of The Palace Bingo Risca, Tredegar 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.

Palace Bingo Risca

The exterior of the Risca Palace today.

Your Comments And Memories Of The Tredegar Street Palace Bingo

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Other Clubs In The Area

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

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