Date of closure: 28th November 1998
Address (for reference only):
Peel House Lane
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 Apollo Bingo Widnes, but we do know a bit about the building’s past. It opened in 1937 as the ‘Plaza Cinema’ with seating for just over 1,000. The interior design was Art Deco, common to the era, designed by a Warrington architect. In the sixties the cinema closed and was converted for bingo, its last owners Apollo closing in 1988. The premises are now home to a medical centre.
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By Gareth Whieldon (April 2012)