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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