HOLMFIRTH'S Picturedrome is to stop showing films.
The screen will be taken down a few days after the last screening on Thursday, March 15.
Owner Peter Carr plans to carry on with live shows and other functions.
He is pulling the plug on films after plans to convert the building to a Wetherspoons pub were rejected.
Mr Carr said: "I just can't afford to keep going with these screenings and I need the space for the other things I've got planned.
"So after March 15 there will be no more films and on March 20 the screen will come down."
Campaigners against the pub plans fear an increase in binge drinking and traffic problems.
More than 1,500 people signed a petition against the pub plans.
Wetherspoons says it will decide over the next six to eight weeks whether to appeal against the refusal of planning permission.
The Picturedrome opened in 1913 as the Valley Theatre and is one of Britain's earliest surviving purpose-built cinemas.
It became a bingo hall in 1967 and films resumed in 1998.
Original Edwardian features are more or less intact and Holme Valley Parish Council has applied for the building to be listed.
Mr Carr stopped the nightly big screen programme in 2005, but then resumed it. He said any profit from the well-supported live performances was quickly swallowed up in subsidising the cinema.