Salford Rex Bingo – Chapel Street

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
  • Photograph by: Keith Rose - Exterior of the now closed Salford Rex Bingo - Chapel Street

Date of closure: 1985

Address (for reference only):

Independent Club
Chapel Street
M3 6BY

Rex Bingo lasted almost twenty years after bingo had taken over from the demise of cinema in the venue. The venue originally opened in 1912 as the Salford Cinema, in what was a church building. The cinema underwent a name change, to Rex Cinema in 1937, and continued to show films until 1958 when it closed down due to falling profits. Ena Sharples from Coronation Street (Violet Carson), opened the club, which was probably quite a media coup in the day.

Since the club’s closure in 1985, the venue has been taken over by a gospel church, and the building has since been Grade II listed.

At the moment we do not have details of the actual events that led up to, or any of the circumstances surrounding the closure of the Rex Bingo Salford. If you have any details that may assist us, and you would like to share them with our readers, we would love to hear from you. If you let us know what you know, we will put the details online with your name credited (if you wish, or we can credit the article as anonymous). You will be doing a service to the bingo community and posterity by helping us record details of all Britain’s bingo clubs and halls. Thank you.

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