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Public Meeting to Save Scarborough's Futurist Theatre

Public Meeting to Save Scarborough's Futurist Theatre

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 8:36am 4th January 2017. (Updated at 11:04am 4th January 2017)

A public meeting's being held tomorrow by campaigners trying to save Scarborough's Futurist Theatre.

It comes ahead of a council meeting next week where borough councillors will get a vote on the proposal to demolish the venue and will be requested to approve the allocation of £4 million to knock it down.

The meeting, held by the Save the Futurist Theatre Campaign Group takes place at the YMCA on St Thomas Street at 7pm.

It's proposed the site will accommodate a new themed attraction run by Flamingoland.

Speaking to us a few months ago, Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill said:

"I think that would be great in terms of providing employment - and another good reason why people who've maybe been to Scarborough lots of times in the past will want to come again to see something new.

They've been coming to the Water Park, they'll come to the multiplex cinema and I think they'll also want to come to try the new attractions and fairground rides that would be established on the Flamingoland on the Yorkshire coast".

IN DEPTH : The Plan to Demolish the Futurist




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IAN JACKSON, on 5th January 2017 2:55pm
As a resident of Scarborough for over 30 years it is about time that this council faced up to it's residents wishes.
This is an iconic venue for all sorts of entertainment. If the council can afford to throw 4 million pound to demolish this iconic venue then they could afford to refurbish it, especially when so many business have offered their services free to restore it. Come on Scarborough council wake up to reality and get in the real world of entertainment.

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