Royal Opera House Demolition Forges Ahead
SCARBOROUGH, ENGLAND — Ian Grundy, our intrepid UK Cinema Treasures volunteer, writes in with this update about the Royal Opera House. ()
“The demolition of the Royal Opera House, in Scarborough, North Yorkshire continues. Used mainly as a cinema from 1976 to 1996 when it closed and was willfully neglected, it is proving quite a strong construction to dismantle. As one member of the demolition team put it: ‘The roof was f***ed, but basically the building is very sound.’
It will be to Scarborough’s shame that the will and the money to restore this theater was not found. The attached picture was taken this afternoon about an hour ago (ain’t digital photography wonderful?)"