A man was arrested after damage was caused to Wakefield's old ABC cinema.
The cinema, which stands on the corner of Sun Lane and Kirkgate in the city centre, has been derelict for around 20 years.
Its emptiness has made it a magnet for vandalism over the years, and it has now been revealed that it was targeted again in an incident on August 6 this year.
According to a report by Wakefield councillor Maureen Cummings, police reported a male "damaging the old cinema".
She added: "Operators picked up a male as he left the building and tracked him through town.
"Police arrested the dishevelled looking man near Waterstones on the precinct."
Plans to build residential properties on the site have twice been approved, in 2007 and 2013 respectively, but neither scheme came to fruition.
The building's future remains unclear.
Local Democracy Reporting Service