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Then, in early 2007, the worst situation imaginable happened!
The, then Labour, government imposed a smoking ban on all places of entertainment!
Over 120 bingo halls closed across the U.K closed that same night as the Albert Hall. Five years later more than half of them have been demolished or altered beyond any hope of returning to cinema/theatre use.
48 hours after the final house was called at the Albert, Mecca had cleared the entire building of any sign of bingo useage and the buiding was boarded up and remains that way still.
All that splendid Victorian architecture now possibly, probably, crumbling away slowly in the dark.