Date of closure: TBC
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Originally opened as the Rialto Theatre in 1928, a part of the Orr Circuit. Originally a 1000+ seater venue, its life as a cinema ended in 1940 when it was destroyed by German bombers. The adjoining Rialto Casion Ballroom survived, and operated until 1960, when this part of the complex became a bingo club. In 1980 it became a Granada Bingo Club, before becoming an independent club that operated until at least 2013 when Michal Hess visited as part of our Bingo and Social Club Five Years Later commission. The venue is now a gym / night club.
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