Date of closure: November 1997
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We are not sure exactly what happened to the bingo club, but we do know a bit about the building’s past. With 2,560 seats, and opening in 1930, the Plaza Theatre was one of the biggest of its era. It had a Neo-Classical exterior, and the interior was Art Deco style. A fully equipped theatre, with a 40 foot proscenium, it suffered bomb damage during WW2. Bingo entered the building in the mid sixties on a part time basis before the premises reverted to cinema use. The last film was shown in 1973 when it was converted to a bingo club. Operated by Mecca Bingo, we are not sure of the club’s operating name. Closed in 1997, the building has been demolished.
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By Gareth Whieldon (April 2013)