People at 'The Public' in West Bromwich expressed their sadness at the prospect it will close from December.
Many visiting today say it's well used facility by people in the town, and will only get busier now a new shopping centre has opened next door.
Sandwell Council agreed to pull funding from the Arts Council and end its contract, saying the running of the cinema and gallery space was too expensive for taxpayers.
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