After 6 decades of the very best of party entertainment, it is with regret that The Blackpool Tower Lounge announces that this will be the last season its patrons will be able to experience the fun and laughter of the Legendary Tower Lounge.
Rising from the ashes of the devastating Tower Ballroom fire in December 1956 the ornate Ballroom was intricately replaced to its former glory by the greatest craftsmen of the era. The devastation of the fire continued, sadly destroying the Tower Cafe. This was to be rebuilt as the Legendary Tower Lounge - a place of live entertainment for the masses.
Locals as well as visitors from far and wide looking for a great fun day or night out in Blackpool would be drawn into the electric atmosphere of this fantastic venue. It truly is legendary and will undoubtedly be missed by many. Some of whom have met loved ones, celebrated birthdays and special occasions in this “party central” located at the foot of The Blackpool Tower.
Iain Hawkins, Head of Blackpool Cluster of Merlin Entertainments said “Sadly as we finally close our doors to the Legendary Tower Lounge on the 9th November there will be a few tears shed as we come to the end of a fun and entertaining era.”
“Over the years the Legendary Tower lounge has opened its doors to a host of visitors. We will miss the Young Farmers as they have frequented The Tower Lounge year after year. We have also had the hilarious Michael McIntyre perform at our venue and I myself have some very fond memories.
However, all good things have to come to an end and we are now in the final stages of developing the Tower with the promenade frontage due to be completed within the next 4 weeks. The Tower Lounge is the final piece of the jigsaw waiting to be developed. Merlin Entertainments has 8 amazing attractions in Blackpool and we are looking at The Tower Lounge for development opportunities.”
Kate Shane, General Manager of The Blackpool Tower commented “Many of us will be sad to say goodbye to the Legendary Tower Lounge. It is disappointing that the closure will mean also saying goodbye to some fantastic, loyal and dedicated staff who have contributed to the success of the Tower Lounge. We will be attempting to retain as many staff members as possible and are in the process of consultations prior to our closure on the 9th November 2014 to ensure we don’t lose good staff.”
There will be several events planned in the lead up to “The Grand Finale” on the 9th November 2014. These will be announced shortly, please look out for these advertised events as this will be your last chance to experience the best party venue in town.
There will have been undoubtedly many memories created over the past 6 decades which will keep the Legendary Tower Lounge alive in people’s hearts. Let us give The Legendary Tower the farewell it deserves as we raise a glass to this magnificent venue.