Date of closure: February 1994
Address (for reference only):
Old Oak Road
At the moment we do not have details of the events that led up to, or any of the circumstances surrounding the closure of Mecca Bingo Acton. We do however know a bit about the venue’s history.
The venue opened as the Savoy Cinema in 1931 with seating capacity for almost 2,000 patrons. It was designed by George Coles who was at the time probably the most prolific of cinema architects. Originally an independent, it was, like many cinemas of the era, taken over by ABC Cinemas (1935). The Savoy closed in 1962, the building subsequently being gutted and converted into a bowling alley.
At some point Mecca took over and converted the premises for bingo, however they closed in 1996, and the building has since been demolished, with no replacement venue to date.
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By Gareth Whieldon (August 2012)