Rex Bingo Salford, Chapel Street - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: 1985
194 Chapel Street
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Rex Bingo Salford, Chapel Street Background And History
Rex Bingo lasted almost twenty years after bingo had taken over from the demise of cinema in the venue. The venue originally opened in 1912 as the Salford Cinema, in what was a church building. The cinema underwent a name change, to Rex Cinema in 1937, and continued to show films until 1958 when it closed down due to falling profits. Ena Sharples from Coronation Street (Violet Carson), opened the club, which was probably quite a media coup in the day.
Since the club's closure in 1985, the venue has been taken over by a gospel church, and the building has since been Grade II listed.
At the moment we do not have details of the actual events that led up to, or any of the circumstances surrounding the closure of the Rex Bingo Salford. If you have any details that may assist us, and you would like to share them with our readers, we would love to hear from you. If you let us know what you know, we will put the details online with your name credited (if you wish, or we can credit the article as anonymous). You will be doing a service to the bingo community and posterity by helping us record details of all Britain's bingo clubs and halls. Thank you.
Photographs Of The Rex Bingo Salford, Chapel Street
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Your Comments And Memories Of The Chapel Street Rex Bingo
Were you connected to the Rex Bingo Chapel Street, Salford? 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.
Currently in use as 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 Rex Bingo Salford.
- Manchester Club 3000 Bingo, Chester Road
- Manchester Gala Bingo, Hyde Road
- Salford Gala Bingo, Hankinson Way
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