Would Pier be a suitable theatre venue for resort?
AT one time, Cleethorpes had two theatres – one long gone in the mists of time and the other is a slots palace.
At the time, many people protested over its disappearance, but to no avail.
The area's only main theatre is the Auditorium.
I went there once and found it very disappointing – never again.
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Different people have tried to make a go of the Pier, but alcohol and young people don't seem to mix.
Now it's closed again. What we really need is for the powers in charge to make it into a theatre, which Cleethorpes badly needs.
Other towns like Skegness etc have looked after theirs.
The pier is convenient for everybody and as a theatre would prove to be viable.
We are still looked on as a seaside town with pantomimes in the winter months, and there are thousands of people as potential customers within the area.
Many travel from here to see shows at places like Skegness and Hull, which could be put on at the pier.
Putting on such shows could also bring people here to stay in guest houses and hotels.
Back in the days when the council was a council, it encompassed all things, but now most of it has been taken off them by privatisation.
Nationalised industries is not the perfect way, but it's better than what we have now.
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The Telegraph says
Cleethorpes has the Memorial Hall, which is very versatile and hosts pantomimes, including one this Christmas, and the Caxton Theatre, of course, is a wonderful theatre that's just into Grimsby. The Parkway Cinema also hosts live events. However, the seafront area of Cleethorpes does miss the all-round versatility of a venue like the Winter Gardens.
The Pier was run as one in the past, but could it be profitable all-year round?