Dunstable Union Bingo – High Street North

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
  • Interior of the now closed Dunstable Union Bingo - High Street North

Date of closure: 1973

Address (for reference only):

Independent Club
High Street North

Union Bingo in Dunstable had a reasonably long run from the early seventies until 2001. It was located in the premises of the former Union Cinema, which was opened on September 27, 1927, with a capacity for 1432 patrons. It very quickly changed ownership from Union, to ABC cinemas in 1937, a year in which ABC took over many of the country’s cinemas.

It was a fully functional cinema with many interesting decorative features, including decorative niches, and a stone relief. It again changed ownership to Star Cinemas, who renamed it Studio Cinema, and started Bingo sessions in the premises on a part-time basis in 1969, under the name Star Bingo. It was taken over full time for bingo in February 1973 becoming Union Bingo, and when bingo ceased it became ‘Cubes’ a disco. The building is now owned by a church, who have converted the building into a community centre.

By Gareth Whieldon (Month 2009)

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