Photos taken inside a derelict theatre and bingo hall in Salford show how the once thriving community hub has frozen in time.

An old food menu, original 1980's speakers and a bingo board can still be seen inside the The Victoria Theatre on Great Clowes Street.

The historic building dates back to 1899 when its stone foundation was laid by Victorian-era actor Sir Henry Irving and his pal Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula.

It officially opened one year later in October 1900, started showing motion pictures in 1901 and was granted a cinema licence in 1913.

Despite stints being used for live theatre, it remained as a picturehouse showing the latest releases from 1919 up until the 1950s.

In July 1958, the building closed and was used as a furniture shop.

After another short stint as a working theatre in the 1960s, and bingo in the 1970s, it was permanently opened as a Bingo Hall in the 1980s and provided daily entertainment for thousands until it closed again in 2007.

But the stunning building is currently lying derelict, with its dated 'Victoria Bingo' and 'Palace Bingo' signs still on display outside.

In February this year, explorer Matthew Holmes managed to gain access to the historic building on the banks of the Irwell in Lower Broughton.

And the incredible images show, despite remaining derelict for some time, the building is almost frozen in time.

Speaking to the M.E.N , the 27-year-old said: “It’s pretty stunning to be fair; there’s a lot of originality that’s still there.

“That for me is the main thing I want to see when I go there.

“A lot of these buildings went through a phase of being renovated into cinemas and bingo halls.

“Normally a lot of the original features tend to be stripping out and moved but this one was massively original. They still had the original pillars and incredible balconies.

“The best thing I saw was the seating area. They don’t make them like they used to and it’s the connection the seats had with the people who visited the building and the joys they would have experienced.

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“It’s the feeling their footsteps are still there. It’s not just an empty building; it’s a collection of people’s memories from there.”

Photographs taken inside the building include an old menu serving chips and burgers for £1.

A television from the 90's can still be seen hung on the wall with bingo numbers burnt into the screen.

Matthew believes this is due to the machine being left on so long.

Other original features include a bingo board, 1980's speakers and a ticket booth.