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Gala Bingo Thornton Heath, London Road - Lost Bingo Halls

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

Club Closed: 2007

Gala Bingo
793 London Road
Thornton Heath

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Gala Bingo Thornton Heath, London Road Background And History

Gala Bingo Thornton Heath was another smoking ban victim, and although bingo may one day make it back to Thornton Heath, if it does it won't be at this address as the building has been demolished.

The venue was opened as a cinema in 1932 under the name 'State Cinema'. A fairly sizeable theatre with seating for 1893, it also had five dressing rooms to facilitate variety performances. It became the Granada in 1948, which closed in 1972 (a bad year for cinemas), and became Granada Bingo, which eventually closed in 2007 (a bad year for bingo).

By Gareth Whieldon (September 2010).

Photographs Of The Gala Bingo Thornton Heath, London Road

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.

Gala Bingo Thornton Heath

Photograph by: Martin Tapsell - View of the stage.

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Your Comments And Memories Of The London Road Gala Bingo

Were you connected to the Gala Bingo London Road, Thornton Heath? 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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Caller's Memory

I started my life at Thornton Heath as a change giver and then moved on to Main Stage Caller, ok the place was left to decay but it was the happiest time in my Bingo Career.

By Lord Karl Stephen Fuller (August 2015)

Other Clubs In The Area

Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Gala Bingo Thornton Heath.

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