Date of closure: circa 2010
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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 Hippodrome Bingo March, but we do know a bit about about the venue’s history.
Opening in 1928, with a capacity for 903 patrons, the Hippodrome Cinema also had facilities for live performances, including five dressing rooms. Originally owned by March Amusements, it was taken over in the sixties by he Star Cinemas group. Bingo took over in 1970, although films were shown on a part time basis up until the venue’s closure. The building has since been converted into a J.D. Wetherspoon pub.
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By Gareth Whieldon (February 2013)