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    I was passing the Futurist today, and i saw the door open and some people inside, I asked if i could take some images and here they are.












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    I spoke to one of the guy's and asked what is going to happen to the cinema
    and he said that because of all the damage it may have to be demolished.
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    Sad to hear that, hope they at least keep the facade but I programme I watched recently said that because Vat is payable on renovations and not on new build, it is cheaper fro developers to demolish and start again.

    Well done on spotting the men working there and asking for permission. Refreshing too that they allowed you in, in these days of H&S gone mad.
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    Hey, nice work dp!! I've wanted to see some good, up to date photos of that for a long time. Really, I'd have liked to have seen inside myself, but it has always eluded me. So good going, and thanks for sharing. A shame about the damage, I heard something about a fire in there years back. Maybe Philip can fill us in on some background?

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    Brilliant pics

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    Good for you, dp.
    Did you find out what they were doing?
    The Futurist sign looks suspiciously new!
    And the yellow banners are down.

    Presumably they only let you into the foyer?

    The auditorium is in a very bad way, and will be demolished (and probably the rest of the building!)
    During 2004, as part of the Biennial, there was a film projected onto a glass screen which you could see at the entrance.
    Don't know what the point was, unless it was paid for by a demolition firm, but it showed that there have been fires and there are holes in the roof and ceiling, and a lot of the decorative plasterwork has fallen off.

    They were filming in Water Street yesterday.
    Wonder if there's any connection?

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    Hi all thanks for the Comments.

    I asked about the auditorium and the guy said it was in a hell of a state, the floor was a raised wooden floor and it's rotten with holes everywere, part of the screen area has started to fall in to the auditorium.

    As Ged says i hope they keep the facade, and incorporate it in to a future building.
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