Nine months after buying rival operators County Bingo, and the historic Lyceum Cinema building in Glasgow, Gala have decided to call it quits and sell-up. The cost of refurbishing the grade-b listed building proved to be too much – so Gala will close the club and sell it on. Staff and customers will be transported to the Pollok club instead.
It’s always a shame to see these old cinemas go – as Bingo halls they often retain a lot of the cinema feel and decor. I guess the next stage of the place’s life will be as a trendy drinking den – many old cinemas go that way unfortunately.