Date of closure: TBC
Address (for reference only):
Top Rank Bingo
At the moment we do not have the details of the events that led up to, or any of the circumstances surrounding the closure of Top Rank Bingo Stretford, although we do have some information about the building’s past (below). If you do have any details that may assist us, and you would like to share them with our site visitors we would love to hear from you. If you contact us, and 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.
Originally opened as the Longford Theatre, its design was of the Art Deco style, and included a marble foyer, and it had seating capacity for around two thousand patrons. The cinema was bought out by Essoldo in 1950, and continued to show films until its closure in 1965 when it was bought out by Ladbrokes. Ownership changed to Top Rank in 1986, and although bingo is no longer being called, the building still stands.
By Gareth Whieldon (May 2011)