From memory, the Roxy is at least 1,000 square metres. Another factor against considering it is that it is for sale (£850k fixed price) rather than renting. For a commercial mortgage you need at least a 20% deposit to secure the lending. At the moment we have raised £25k, so it is way out of our league.
As the Odeon, that was viewed last year by folk. I don't know the exact size but it was designed to take 2,000 people easily. Plus the space isn't that suitable for what we want to do, e.g. the shape of the rooms, et cetera.
Thanks for the tip re the Crags sports hall, I'll look into that tomorrow.
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes. (Oscar Wilde)
Cut the crap & make it happen.