It will be a sad day when/if the Futurist is demolished to make way for new flats. Apparently the council have been advised that the cost of repair to the roof and heating system would not be a viable proposition. "Financial suicide", I think they called it. It would therefore seem that it's days are numbered unless some rich private buyer comes along to save it for posterity. I suppose that there would be even less chance of any money being spent on Whitby if the council paid for the restoration of the Futurist.