Date of closure: 1997
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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 Vogue Bingo Hamilton, but we do know a bit about about the venue’s history.
The venue initially opened as the La Scala cinema in 1921 designed by James McKissack. Gaumont took over in 1928 and the name was later changed to The Gaumont in 1950. It closed in 1960, and was converted for bingo use, operating as Vogue Bingo until its closure in 1997.
As you can see from the photograph below, the building is in a bad state of repair after having been derelict since 1997. Much of the building has since been demolished, although its grand facade still remains.
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By Gareth Whieldon (March 2015)