Looking at the picture here I think this would have been a cinema, showing silent films, Cleopatra came out in 1912, here it is.
The toy rooms at the Central Library - paradise?
I think that aspects of my school mean perhaps I can be forgiven for this somewhat callous approach.
I suspect that in 1912 young gentlemen had an even better ride and with the trenches t look forward to laxity may be forgiven.
The pictures so far in this post come from the book we publish “1912 Ramsgate a Complete Holiday Resort” worth a browse in the bookshop, is you can’t get here this is the link to buy it online http://michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/id354.htm
This is a photo of the back of The San Clue aka Hotel St Cloud immediately after the fire that destroyed about a third of it.