There were once more than 1700 seats inside Dudley Hippodrome.
Geoff Fitzpatrick now has to perch on a wall outside as he gathers support to stop it being bulldozed.
So far 10,000 have signed up to agree with his campaign group, the Friends of Dudley Hippodrome, who want it re-opened.
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Thousands of runners will take to the streets today in the annual Leicester Marathon with road closures in place throughout the city.
Fog and low cloud will be slow to lift tomorrow. Some bright or sunny spells will develop into the afternoon though.
Early mist and low cloud will clear allowing some sunny spells to develop. Feeling cool in the brisk easterly breeze.