A WINCHESTER landmark has celebrated its centenary.
The Theatre Royal celebrated its opening exactly 100 years ago to the day with a cake and birthday activities to entertain visitors.
A vintage King Alfred bus ran from the Broadway to the theatre, in Jewry Street, and the stage was made into a grassy area for garden games on Sunday.
The venue, originally built as a hotel in the 19th century, opened as a cine-variety theatre before specialising in films.
It was nearly demolished in the 1970s to make way for a supermarket before a group of local residents formed an action group to rescue it in August 1974.
The six fought to get the building listed and eventually bought it for £35,000.