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Orion Bingo Thornton-Cleveleys, Crescent West - Lost Bingo Halls

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Club Closed: September 2009

Orion Bingo
Crescent West
Thornton-Cleveleys
FY5 1AB

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Orion Bingo Thornton-Cleveleys, Crescent West Background And History

Another great bingo hall has closed down in bingo's Lancashire stronghold. The Orion was an independent that started life in 1965 having taken over the premises from a former cinema.

The building was designed by George E Tonge, and opened as the 'Odeon Cinema' in 1934. In those days a cinema was more than just about watching a movie: the theatre had shops and a cafe.

Like many of our beloved land based bingo halls it has fallen prey to reduced attendance along with local competitor Empire Bingo and many of the pubs, although we hope that they don't go the same way. Let's hope that the premises are not completely converted and that such a classic landmark can remain as a reminder of the good old days.

By Gareth Whieldon (October 2009)

Photographs Of The Orion Bingo Thornton-Cleveleys, Crescent West

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.

Orion Bingo Thornton-Cleveleys

Photograph by: Keith Rose (August 2009) - Interior of Orion Bingo Thornton-Cleveleys

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Your Comments And Memories Of The Crescent West Orion Bingo

Were you connected to the Orion Bingo Crescent West, Thornton-Cleveleys? 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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Sadly this lovely place has been demolished.

By D. Keeling (January 2017)

Manager's Memory

While this was all a long time ago I do still miss many of the staff and customers, as I had nearly 13 years working there as General Manager, and although no longer living on the west coast I still go back and visit whenever I can. Many happy memories will stay with me of my time at the Orion in Cleveleys.

By R. Richmond (May 2017)

Other Clubs In The Area

Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Orion Bingo Thornton-Cleveleys.

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