Date of closure: TBC
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At the moment we do not have details of the events that led up to, or any of the circumstances surrounding the closure of the Silver Birch Bingo Bradford, but we do know a bit about about the venue’s history.
The venue originally opened in 1914 as the Birch Lane Cinema with seating for 750 patrons. A small cinema, it’s proscenium was only 18 feet wide, and the architecture was nothing to write home about. It closed in 1959, and three years later was reopened as a bingo hall.
At some point prior to 2003 the bingo hall closed and became a snooker club and bathroom showroom. The building has since been demolished and there are now plans for the site to have houses built on it.
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By Gareth Whieldon (November 2013)