Date of closure: TBC
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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 Stardust Bingo Pontypridd, but we do know a bit about about the venue’s history.
Built in 1890, the Royal Clarence Theatre had seating for 1,700 patrons. By the thirties it had become the County Cinema, and had undergone a complete Art Deco refurbishment, replacing what was probably a Neoclassical design.
In the early eighties it became Castle a smaller chain with several clubs in Wales. It was later taken over and renamed the Stardust Bingo Club, and although unused since the closure of the club the building still remains.
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By Gareth Whieldon (March 2013)