Address and Contact Details:
Telephone Number: 01933 312468
Club Email: email@example.com
Located in the centre of Rushden, Flutters Bingo sits in what used to be the Ritz, a 1,191 seater cinema which opened in 1936. As well as cinema screening, it had a stage which was used over the years for dramatics and pop groups. It had a lucky escape in 1973, when plans to demolish the cinema which initially had passed, were dropped. This is a good thing as it is quite an impressive building, and even if bingo wasn’t in residence, we’d hope that the building was preserved by some other venture. In 1982 it was closed and converted into a bingo club, which now runs full time.
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The club opening hours are as follows. Please note these were correct at the time of publication, but are liable to change so please check with the club before you leave:
- Monday: 5.00pm – 11.00pm
- Tuesday: 12.45pm – 11.00pm
- Wednesday: 5.00pm – 11.00pm
- Thursday: 12.45pm – 11.00pm
- Friday: 12.45pm – 11.00pm
- Saturday: 5.00pm – 11.00pm
- Sunday: 5.00pm – 11.00pm
Main Session Times
Listed below are the club’s main session times but are liable to change – confirm with the club first.
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Michael Hess: Flutters Bingo, Rushden
Taken as a part of the Playing Bingo commission of Michael Hess to shoot a follow-up to his book, Bingo and Social Club. Find out more about the project here.
Flutters Bingo in Rushden almost never came to be as there were plans to demolish the old cinema in 1973, but luckily it never went ahead. As you can see the original interior design of the Ritz Cinema remains practically intact, with no serious structural change to the building either. The stage has obviously been altered, lighting is usually the first thing to change when a cinema is converted, but overall the building appears to retain its original feel. The playing hasn’t changed much either, strips are still in use, not palm devices, and the last shot is a nice close-up of being in the ‘bingo zone’.
Photographs copyright Michael Hess April 2013. They cannot be reproduced without the permission of PlayingBingo.co.uk.