Date of closure: 1981
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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 Surewin Bingo Dunstall, but we do know a bit about about the venue’s history.
The venue opened in 1934 as the Dunstall Picture House, an independent cinema with 1,400 seats, although a mere two years later it had been taken over by Oscar Deutsch and was re-named Odeon.
In 1960 the Odeon closed, and a year later was re-opened as a Top Rank Bingo club. By 1917 it had become Surewin Bingo, the club lasting 10 years before closure due a compulsory purchase order to facilitate a road widening scheme, and was then demolished.
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By Gareth Whieldon (March 2013)