The Futurist Theatre

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The demolition of a seafront theatre in Scarborough has begun following a long fight by campaigners to save it

The Futurist opened in 1921 and hosted many artists - including famously The Beatles in 1963 - but closed in 2014.

Scarborough Borough Council planners decided last year to demolish the building at a cost of £4m.

Campaigners had hoped to run it as a charitable trust but the council said it was not sustainable as a theatrical venue.

BBC News York and North Yorkshire: 5 June 2018