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 Rutland Bingo Club Corb; we do know a bit about the building’s past though. The venue originally opened as the ‘Odeon’ in 1936, designed by a local architect with seating for 1,042. In 1969 it left the Odeon chain and became the independent ‘Rutland Cinema’, although this reincarnation folded a year later. It later became the Rutland Bingo Club which closed around 1996, to be reopened as a furniture store, then a Chicago Rock Cafe. It is now as you see below, another furniture store.
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The photographs below were taken during the venues current phase as a furniture store by cinema enthusiast Paul Bland. What they show is that despite the many uses of the premises, the original cinema decor is still evident, although it would obviously take more than a mere lick of paint to restore it to its full glory.
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