Mecca Bingo closures
Mecca have announced that they are to close nine of their bingo clubs, eight of which occupy former cinemas, in advance of the UK smoking ban which comes into effect in July.
They own the freehold of five of the clubs and those will be offered for sale, obviously with redevelopment as a strong possability. There is no likelihood that any of the buildings will make a return to cinema use.
The former cinemas are believed to be:-
Fulham – Gaumont Walham Green
Islington – Carlton
Hull – Carlton (or possibly the Cecil)
Liverpool – Regal, Norris Green
Swansea – Albert Hall
Welling – Odeon
Wolverhampton – Odeon
Sheffield – one of three clubs to close, most likely the former Odeon Flat Street.
A club in Reading is also to close but this not thought to be a former cinema
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