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Description: Coral Bingo and Social Club (King Edward)
Date Listed: 20 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 183659
OS Grid Reference: SD3091235640
OS Grid Coordinates: 330912, 435640
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8124, -3.0507
SD 33 NW BLACKPOOL CENTRAL DRIVE
2/3 Coral Bingo and Social Club
Picture Theatre, dated 1913, now a bingo hall. Accrington brick with
stone-coloured dressings. Rectangular plan. A single-storey building
with barrel-vaulted roof giving a basically semicircular section to a
facade of 2 storeys. Ground floor level has been altered or concealed.
Above ground floor, symmetrical facade with central pedimented gable of
crude form, flanked by 3-sided banded pilasters, and between them a
Venetian window (now blocked), the panel above it filled with lettering
"CENTRAL PICTURE THEATRE" and foliated patterns in moulded terracotta;
gable boldly chequered in red and white, with date "1913" at apex. Large
bullseye window with archivolt each side of central bay, and banded pilaster
surmounted by octagonal drum and ball finial at each corner. Interior:
small foyer with decorated cornice (swags, etc.); auditorium with balcony;
moulded cornice with egg-and-dart decoration; ceiling braces have moulding
of crossed straps and interposed leaves and flowers; seating banks have
end-panels with moulded garlands. Projection room probably original, paybox
Listing NGR: SD3091235640
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Source: English Heritage
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