Skip to content

Futurist

Futurist, Lime Street, Liverpool L1, 2003 and 2010 • Famous Liverpool cinema from 1912 that’s been decaying since it closed in 1982 and is now in danger of destruction. Shown here in 2003 wen Liverpool was still very run down, and in 2010 (bottom pic) when it was part of the Liverpool Biennale art festival, with different lettering. Despite opposition plans to demolish it for yet more student flats are far advanced. The Futurist is on Wikipedia here and has a blog dedicated to saving it here. See also White Star Cafe for how little Liverpool council values its built heritage. 

Futurist

Futurist

 

Futurist

4 replies »

  1. The redevelopment plans are now fully approved and, unfortunately, it looks like demolition of The Futurist could start within weeks.

  2. Sorry all the valiant efforts to save it failed. Cities are foolish to lose such interesting old buildings, which add texture to the streetscape for generations to come. And this one spoke so hauntingly about the optimistic early days of the popular moving image – somewhere the ancestors of many locals would have visited and had a good time. It would have been better off as a Weatherspoons than demolished…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

SHOPFRONT ELEGY – THE BOOK

£14.95 from Amazon, click for details

Follow on Twitter

Get a regular image @ShopfrontElegy

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 10,587 other followers

View by place or year

Formerly: a book about disappearing London

Formerly cover.
With photos by Vici MacDonald and poems by Tamar Yoseloff, Formerly is a beautiful little chapbook which is just £8.00 online – you can buy it here

Instagram @shopfrontelegy

There was an error retrieving images from Instagram. An attempt will be remade in a few minutes.

%d bloggers like this: