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The Futurist was built as a cinema in 1921. It remained in this role until 1958 when the stage was extended to allow live performances at the venue. Further extensions to the stage allowed the popular The Black and White Minstrel Show to perform there many times when it was owned (between 1966 and 1974) by the producer of the stage version, Robert Luff. The extension to the stage meant the closure of the adjacent Arcadia theatre which became a lounge.
During the 1980s the borough council took over the property and leased the theatre to Apollo Leisure Ltd (UK), who ran it until September 2002.
In December 2002 Barrie C. Stead, who also runs the Hollywood Plaza cinema took over the Futurist and refurbished the theatre and cinema, installing new projectors, DTS sound system and a new CinemaScope screen.
Every Summer there is a summer season with usually the same acts every week in July and August
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