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Derelict in 2007 – I think demolition came in 2008.
The Futurist was closed by Scarborough Borough Council – the decision of one man, not even the full council – on Sunday 5th January 2013 with a performance of The Hobbit II – The Desolation of Smaug.
They have been wanting to close the theatre for over a decade, looks like they may finally have got their wish.
A couple of images taken very shortly after closure in 1988
A scanned photo from 2001 of the former Kingsway
A photo from 1991 of the entrance to the Peoples Palace, the theatre itself was set back from the road and this passage lead to the theatre.
Two further photos (taken in 1997) of the Salthouse Pavilion here:–
A photo of the shuttered Odeon from 1989:–
There seems to be a small problem at present clicking on a link. I was a little wary of mentioning it over the weekend as I have just installed a new security suite and thought that might be responsible, but I am pretty sure now that it is just the CT site. On the new theatres page for example clicking on the name used to take to that theatres details, now I have to use an easy workaround of clicking the link that appears on the map (as mentioned by RickB).
Also on the home page there are new theatres listed from 8th but on the new theatre page the newest entry is currently 5th Dec.
Back on-topic, banning members who violate the courtesy rules or post spam is the only way to go.
Some photos of the Empire from 2009 here:–
AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE
A more recent photo of the exterior:–
And some photographs of the beautiful auditorium from the same visit:–
Very friendly and stunning venue – must rank in the top 10 of the most beautiful cinemas in the world!
Photographs from November 2013
Photos from November 2013 here:–
November 2013 photo here:–
In the aerial photograph accompanying this theatre :
No.1 is the Majestic / Gaumont / Odeon / Metro
No.2 is the Pavilion Cinema
No.3 is the Hippodrome / Empire / Tameside
No.4 is the Theatre Royal
also in the extreme top right of the photo is the Oddfellows Hall / Stamford Cinema (three 1st floor windows facing the street)
In the aerial photo the Gaumont is the building top right with the canopy extending over the pavement. The cinema bottom centre is the Regal / ABC / Cannon which has been shuttered for many years.
A photo of the Century when in-situ at Keswick here:–
Things seem to have improved, when I visited in November 2013 there was no mustiness and the theatre appeared open and used with a mix of film and stage performances. There is a history of the theatre on their website which shows (undated) magazine scans of the design with a claimed opened date of 1936 for the apartments and 1937 for the the theatre. Photos here:–
Photos from 1988, just after closure as a cinema, here:–
A photo from 1993:–
Interior photographs of the Puskin from November 2013 – a beautifully maintained cinema with a spectacular auditorium.
DETAIL OF CEILING IN AUDITORIUM
AUDITORIUM FROM SCREEN
SCREEN & AUDITORIUM
I think this may have closed as a cinema and now operates as the Belvárosi Színház – a live theatre. I was not able to see inside :–(
Some recent photos of the Troxy (taken October 2103) here:–
STAGE FROM BALCONY
Above exterior photo now rescanned and reposted – the link is still valid.
A photo from 1989 here