All Saints Green,
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Anyone glancing at this depressingly metal clad featureless building today would be hard pressed to imagine that this was once an Art Deco super cinema. It opened as the Carlton Cinema in 1932, was enlarged and reopened, with double the number of seats – now 1,920, only two years later in 1934. Two years after that it was taken over by County Cinemas and then by Odeon Theatres Ltd.
After the city’s Gaumont cinema was closed and demolished in 1959, Rank rebranded the Carlton Cinema with the Gaumont name which lasted until closure in 1973
It reopened as a Top Rank Bingo Club immediately and remained a bingo club until closing as a Mecca Bingo Club in around May 2011.
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