Southend-on-Sea Invicta / Top Rank Bingo – Pier Hill

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
  • Photographer: Unknown - Exterior of the demolished Invicta Bingo at the Ritz Cinema, Pier Hill.

Date of closure: 1978

Address (for reference only):

Independent Club
1 Pier Hill
Southend-on-Sea
SS1 1DH

From our research, there have been two seperate lost clubs on Pier Hill in Southend-on-Sea. This hall was the first of the two different clubs, in the premises of the now demolished Ritz Cinema. After converting from a cinema in the early 1970s, the club was intially a Top Rank venue, but later closed and re-opened as an independent club with the name Invicta Bingo. This club closed its doors in 1978, leaving the building derelict until 1981 when it was demolished, and a new shopping centre, The Royals built in its place. The Royals shopping centre is adjacent to the Palace Hotel, which was the location of a Deluxe Bingo Hall, which has its own page elsewhere.

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