La Scala Bingo Runcorn, High Street - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: 2006
La Scala Bingo
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La Scala Bingo Runcorn, High Street Background And History
We don't have a great deal of information about the Runcorn La Scala, but there are a few things that we know about the place. It was previously the La Scala bingo hall, which was originally a cinema. It was built in 1913 and was designed by Leonard Clegg, and the cinema lasted until 1957. The cinema then became an entertainment venue, which played host twice to the Beatles, but eventually closed in 1987.
After its conversion into a bingo hall we are not sure what happened although we do know that its closure in 2006 was at a time when many clubs were closing up and down the country. Since then there have been plans for a conversion for accommodation, and there has been a fire, but, as far as we are aware the building is still standing, although in a poor state of repair.
By Gareth Whieldon (October 2010)
We've just found out that the premises are definitely going to be demolished to make way for flats as part of a regeneration scheme. An historical building, it has had the dome removed already, so unfortunately there's no turning back for this cinema. More
By Gareth Whieldon (September 2012)
Photographs Of The La Scala Bingo Runcorn, 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.
Your Comments And Memories Of The High Street La Scala Bingo
Were you connected to the La Scala Bingo High Street, Runcorn? 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.
A bit of history. The 20 January 1931 slaying of Julia Wallace which remains "unsolved" has always been a talking point in Liverpool. In 1990 the BBC made a documentary drama of the case called “The Man from the Pru’” and for a brief spell the Runcorn La Scala became a picture house again whilst some scenes were shot outside. The case is at uk.imdb.com/title/tt0097822a>
By G. Taylor (November 2012)
Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the La Scala Bingo Runcorn.
- Liverpool Club 3000 Bingo, Poplar Bank
- Warrington Gala Bingo, Cockhedge Centre
- Widnes Gala Bingo, Lugsdale Rd
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