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cloud commented about Capitol Cinema on Aug 11, 2004 at 2:11 pm

This building and its Art Deco front were due to be given the status of a listed grade two building. However the night before officials were due to examine the building a group of vandals erected scaffolding and smashed off the entire art deco frontage during the night, so there was nothing to save. It was believed by locals to be the work of the developers who were desperate for the cinema not to be listed, so they could build their flats.