Many cinemas were turned into bingo clubs in the 1960's. These pictures, from the Odeon Cavalcade collection, show many ex-Odeons and Gaumonts after bingo conversion. Marvel at the wonderful tackiness of the interiors! Still, at least the buildings found an alternative use that didn't include being flattened and turned into a car park.
Where I have been able to trace the original names of these former cinemas, I have done so. However, if you are able to identify any unnamed locations, or correct any mistakes I may have made, please email me.
For more cinema pictures and a variety of links, go to Mawgrim's Worlds
|Barnsley Alhambra 1 2||Bedminster Ambassador||Bournemouth Odeon|
|Bradford 1 2||Burton Picturedrome||Camden Town Gaumont 1 2|
|Chadwell Heath Gaumont||Chester 1 2||Chesterfield|
|Colchester Grand 1 2||Cardiff (Splott)||East Ham|
|Edgware Road Odeon 1 2 3||Edmonton Regal 1 2||Eltham Hill Odeon 1 2|
|Fulham||Glasgow (Possil) 1 2||Halifax Odeon 1 2 3 4 5|
|Hackney Road Odeon||Hornchurch Towers||Hounslow Dominion|
|Ipswich 1 2 3||Unknown interiors 1 2 3||Blackpool Grand|
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