Dave Wilcock watches over the demolition of the Carlton Cinema in Goole. (The Courier – January 2010)
Demolition of Walkers bingo hall in Goole in progress.Memories of Goole’s cinematic past came crashing down with the demolition of the former Carlton building last Sunday.
The property on the corner of Jackson Street and Boothferry Road has had many guises since opening in 1891 but its best remembered as the cinema, which ran from 1912 to 1980.
Walkers Bingo, which was the last company to own it, sold up two years ago and it now belongs to Julian Read, of Arthur Read Jewellers.
He has planning permission to transform the site into three retail units, ten flats and two houses as well as parking provision and he says he is waiting to get an investor on board before making the next move.
“We didn’t necessarily have to demolish the building yet but youngsters had started playing in it and we decided it was the safest thing to do,” he said.
“It looks a mess at the moment but it will all be cleaned up in a fortnight’s time and fenced off.”