Questions linger over the future of an iconic venue that has helped bring prime ministers, the Beatles, and Laurel and Hardy to the Kent coast.
Carved into a cliffside in Margate, the Winter Gardens is considered a monument to the grandeur and elegance of the seaside town’s former heyday.
However, the building closes this week, with no decision made on its future.
Campaigner Jack Packman said: “My fear is that once it closes its doors it will never reopen again.”
With its Ionic columns and domed roof, the Winter Gardens was a bold statement for Margate when it opened in 1911.