Grays Mecca Bingo – Quarry Hill

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
  • Exterior of the Grays Mecca Bingo - Quarry Hill

Date of closure: June 2015

Address (for reference only):

Mecca Bingo
Quarry Hill
RM17 5BT

Grays Mecca Bingo was closed by owners The Rank Group due to the club’s financial underperformance. After careful consideration they decided to terminate the lease resulting in a loss of over 20 jobs.

The venue of Grays Mecca has always been a centre of entertainment. It opened during the War (second), in 1940 as the Ritz Cinema. An Art Deco styled structure, it had 1,500 seats and although built after the ‘lavish thirties’ it is still quite an impressive building. It survived until 1976 when it was converted into an independent bingo club, prior to Mecca’s take over.

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By Gareth Whieldon (September 2015)

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