Margate Dreamland Bingo – Marine Terrace

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
  • Photograph by: Martin Tapsell (1998) - Interior of the now closed Margate Dreamland Bingo - Marine Terrace

Date of closure: 23rd May 2007

Address (for reference only):

Independent Club
Marine Terrace
Margate
CT9 1XL

Dreamland Bingo closed in 2007 despite a public move to keep it open. It was part of the Dreamland Beach Complex, which held host to a variety of traditional seaside entertainment. A victim of unprofitability the bingo sessions were held in one part of the cinema.

The building as a whole could accommodate over 2000 people, and its original frontage broke ground in cinema design when it opened in 1935. The bingo hall took over the original stalls of one of the two cinemas on the premises. Both the remaining cinema, and the bingo hall closed within months of each other despite what must have been one of the first Facebook driven petitions to keep a bingo hall open.

By Gareth Whieldon (July 2010)

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