Shipley Kings Bingo – Briggate

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
  • Exterior of the now demolished Shipley Kings Bingo - Briggate

Date of closure: 2008

Address (for reference only):

Independent Club
BD17 7BU

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 Kings Bingo Shipley, but we do know a bit about the venue’s past.

Opened in 1932, the Glenroyal Cinema had seating for over 1,500, and had an Art Deco interior which was quite common. It was one of the few cinemas that had the facility to let natural light in due to the shuttering it had over five large windows. It closed in 1962, and straight away it was converted for bingo. At some point the bingo hall was closed, but then reopened in 1990 by Walkers. Since closing in 2008, the hall sadly suffered a fire (January 2013), and was subsequently demolished.

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By Gareth Whieldon (January 2013)

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