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Friday, September 07, 2007

Astoria Bingo Hall


The Astoria Bingo Hall was glimpsed in my photograph looking up Clarendon Street.

It was originally a cinema called La Scala; rumour has it they used to turn the heating up towards the interval in the hope that people would buy more ice cream.

11 comments:

Neva said...

I like the BINGO sign....must be universal!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Gerald,
I like the story behind this building,you are always very informative...

Also, I want to pass a nomination for your always friendly and helpfull behavior, as a blogfriend:
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So Ihope you like it :) JoAnn

Hyde DP said...

Thanks JoAnn

Dick said...

Like the "Scala" in Milano. Maybe they turn up the heating in those days but with today's energyprices it won't give much profit.

Lynette said...

Is the interval like the intermission, please? I like the photo and thinking about all of the fun folks have there.

Z said...

Ice cream at the cinema -- have I simply missed this at the ones I've been to, or is it an English thing?

Hyde DP said...

it was always a tradition to sell ice-cream and chocolates in the intervals - but in those days there was always two films - the B-movie and the A-movie. Now with multiplex cinemas you only go to watch one film and buy popcorn and the like before you go in.

Z said...

At most, if not all, Swiss movie theatres there's still an intermission. I couldn't believe it the first time I went to the movies here!

lv2scpbk said...

My parents would love this. They are Bingo fans. They love to play. They were going once a week but since my mom has been sick she hasn't been going. I know her heart is there though.

Anonymous said...

astoria bingo is ok its free every monday afternoon and evening, and its half price on tuesday. the money is not up to scratch like the big bingo halls,but its ok for the dear old ladies and the food is great too and it doesnt cost an arm and a leg. i like it it passes the day and night.

Anonymous said...

i got told it used to be a dance hall aswell as a cinema? it may be small but all it needs is a lot more people to get the prices up.the staff and the people that go to astoria bingo are great to get on with you make new friends.and the atmosphere is nice too.

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