Great Yarmouth Mecca Bingo – Regent Road

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
  • Photograph by: Ian Grundy - Interior of the now closed Great Yarmouth Mecca Bingo - Regent Road

Date of closure: December 2011

Address (for reference only):

Mecca Bingo
Regent Road
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2AH

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 Mecca Bingo Great Yarmouth, but we do know a bit about about the venue’s history.

The venue originally opened in 1914 as the Regent Theatre. It had seating for over 1,600 patrons, was well equipped for live performances, and had its own restaurant.

ABC took over in 1929, and the venue became a full-time cinema. Renamed the Regent Cinema, it closed in 1982, and reopened at a later date as Mecca Bingo.

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By Gareth Whieldon (April 2013)

Update

It appears that the building is going to remain standing, and will be used as a nightclub according to its new owners Mr and Mrs Bromwich. There are concerns about noise, so at this stage of the proposal nothing is 100% as planning permission could still be refused.

By Gareth Whieldon (January 2014)

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