Date of closure: 26th July 2009
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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 Palace Bingo & Social Club Nelson, but we do know a bit about about the venue’s history.
The Palace originally opened as the Palace Hippodrome Theatre in 1909. It had capacity for 1,739 patrons and was well equipped for live performances having twelve dressing rooms and a stage twenty five foot deep.
It later became the Palace Cinema which was taken over by Star Cinemas in the sixties, who converted the venue for bingo. Despite attempts to get the building listed it was sadly demolished in 2010, leaving no bingo clubs in Nelson.
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By Gareth Whieldon (February 2013)