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New Business Case To Save Scarborough's Futurist Theatre

Futurist Theatre Circle

Campaigners hoping to save the Futurist Theatre will submit a new business case to Scarborough Councillors before Easter.

The 78 page document will be sent to all Councillors, Senior Council Officers and the media and campaigners say it presents a viable, workable and appropriate alternative to Flamingo Land's plan to demolish the old theatre and replace it with a new visitor attraction named ‘Flamingo Land Coast’.

According to a post on the Official Save the Futurist Theatre Facebook page the new business case removes the need for any major structural demolition or land changes. Instead it suggests that the £4m, earmarked in the budget to demolish the Futurist, could instead be used to restore and renovate the building.

Additional investment from the Council could then be used to create 'an interesting and innovative style of Tourist Attraction' that would 'not cause major upsets to St. Nicholas Gardens and local business and homes'.

Campaigners say that rumours emanating from the council surrounding the negotiations range from 'FlamingoLand have pulled out' to 'An Agreement has been reached'. And with discussions still being delayed, they feel now is the time to get in their alternative business case.

Posting on the Save The Futurist Facebook page, campaigner Patricia David said:
"Thank you for all your support and kind words. It has been a huge undertaking, in order that it can be seen as credible. But we are now at the mercy of the Council. However we know that we do have supporters in there, which is why we are insisting on a Full Council debate, with no secrets being kept by anybody!"

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