- Mecca Leisure Group
Mecca Leisure Group Type Private Industry nightclubs, cafes, casinos, hotels, theme parks Headquarters London, England, UK Key people Michael Guthrie, Chairman
Mecca Leisure Group (also known as Mecca Leisure Ltd., Mecca Ltd, and Mecca Dance Ltd) was a British business that ran nightclubs, hotels, theme parks, bingo parlors, and Hard Rock Cafes. During the 1960s they were the centre of entertainment with numerous nightclubs throughout major UK towns and cities. Mecca ballrooms were used for the BBC TV show Come Dancing. Eric Morley was a general manager of dancing at Mecca Leisure Group and was involved in the Miss World competitions.
In 1989, Mecca Leisure Group acquired Pleasurama Plc.
Venue Opening Closure Locarno Ballroom, Basildon 1961 Blackpool Mecca 1965 Mecca Locarno, Coventry Ilford Palais Mecca Locarno Ballroom, Leeds 1938 1969 Locarno, Liverpool 1948 Lyceum Theatre Southampton Royal Pier 1963 1979 Stockport Plaza 1965 Tottenham
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