Portsmouth Crown Bingo – Kingston Road

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
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  • Exterior of the Portsmouth Crown Bingo on Kingston Road.

Date of closure: April 2014

Address (for reference only):

Crown Bingo
Kingston Road
Portsmouth
PO2 7PD

The club shut its doors in April 2014, with the manager citing falling player numbers as the main driver for the closure. The decline was blamed on the smoking ban and the growth of online bingo, with the club being kept afloat from the profits at the other 4 clubs in the Crown Bingo chain (read more). The building opened as The Shaftsbury Hall in 1890, converting to a cinema in 1910. Like many cinemas from this era, the building was converted to bingo in 1960, the use for which it remained until its closure. After standing empty since it closed its doors, it looks likely it will be demolished, with the facade remaining – to make was for flats. (read more)

Last updated: January 2019

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