View Full Version : Archived: The Social Club & Concert rooms, Coventry, April 2011

20-12-2011, 02:06 PM
The Social Club opened in 1967 and for many years was a very busy place hosting many a "Phoenix Nights" style cabaret act upstairs in the 350 seater Concert room and a thriving social club downstairs.

It was the centrepiece of the local community with boxing nights, bingo nights etc, day trips for the pensioners and in the sixties & seventies hosted Saturday morning picture shows for the local children.

At it's peak it had over 1300 members although these numbers had dropped considerably by the time it closed suddenly in November 2009 due to financial reasons.

For a while it was well secure but it is not located in the nicest of neighbourhoods and sadly now it had been heavily damaged by the local youths, there are still a few good bits and some of the upstairs hasn't really changed since the sixties.

I visited back in April of this year, although having just seen a report on another forum the place is looking a lot worse now!

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