Gaumont Worcester

21 Foregate Street,
Worcester, WR1 1ND

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Gaumont Worcester

The Gaumont Theatre opened on 28th October 1935. It was built by Provincial Cinematograph Theatres(PCT) who were a subsidiary of the Gaumont British Theatres chain.

The exterior was designed in a modern Georgian style carried out in brick and had a set of five large windows in the centre that admitted light into the 100-seat restaurant, located over the wide entrance foyer. The auditorium had an Art Deco style with seating arranged in a semi-stadium style, with a raised section at the rear. The proscenium was 50feet wide and 28feet high and the cinema was equipped with a fully equipped stage that was 70feet wide and 40feet deep. There was a Compton 3Manual/10Ranks theatre organ which had an illuminated console.

The Rank Organisation closed the Gaumont on 4th May 1974 and it was converted into a Top Rank Bingo Club. Later operating as a Gala Bingo Club and from June 2018 it was renamed Buzz Bingo Club. It was closed on 21st March 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. It was announced on 15th July 2020 that the closure would be permanent.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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