Glasgow Lyceum Bingo – Govan Road

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
  • Photograph by: Keith Rose (September 2011) - Exterior of Lyceum Bingo Glasgow

Date of closure: October 2006

Address (for reference only):

Independent Club
Govan Road
G51 3AF

We do know that Lyceum Bingo closed down in 2006, having previously been owned by Gala Bingo, and prior to that were under ownership of County Bingo for many years.

The bingo hall was situated in the old Lyceum Cinema, and with an original capacity of 2,600, it was known as a super cinema. Designed by Charles J. McNair, and noted cinema architect Henry F. Elder, it opened in 1938, it must have been a stunning venue in its heyday. At time of writing, the premises are on the Buildings At Risk Register, which is a shame, as most of the original features remain intact. The good news is that to our knowledge, while the building is currently unused, at least it hasn’t been converted into flats, or a nightclub. There is still hope.

By Gareth Whieldon (July 2010)

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