Mark Kermode latest to join growing support for local cinema
Mark Kermode. Picture: BBC
Film critic Mark Kermode is backing the project to turn Acton’s old library into a cinema and Arts Centre.
He’s given his support to the community plans for two screen cinema, cafe bar and arts hub and is urging everyone to back the scheme and donate.
Nearly £70, 000 of the £104,000 has already been pledged and with around 40 days left the project team are optimistic the goal will be reached.
A public meeting will be taking place this Thursday evening (7 November) for everyone to find out more.
The trustees and team behind the scheme are all locals passionate about the idea of bringing the John Passmore Edwards building back for community use. All the partners involved in the project will be introduced at the meeting and will explain what steps have to be taken to convert the iconic building and open it as a two screen cinema.
The meeting will take place at St Mary’s Church at 7.30pm and everyone’s invited.
Find Articles Like This Useful? Help Us Produce More
This site remains committed to providing local community news and public interest journalism.
Articles such as the one above are integral to what we do. We aim to feature as much as possible on local societies, charities based in the area, fundraising efforts by residents, community-based initiatives and even helping people find missing pets.
We’ve always done that and won’t be changing, in fact we’d like to do more.
However, the readership that these stories generates is often below that needed to cover the cost of producing them. Our financial resources are limited and the local media environment is intensely competitive so there is a constraint on what we can do.
We are therefore asking our readers to consider offering financial support to these efforts. Any money given will help support community and public interest news and the expansion of our coverage in this area.
A suggested monthly payment is £8 but we would be grateful for any amount for instance if you think this site offers the equivalent value of a subscription to a daily printed newspaper you may wish to consider £20 per month. If neither of these amounts is suitable for you then contact email@example.com and we can set up an alternative. All payments are made through a secure web site.
One-off donations are also appreciated. Choose The Amount You Wish To Contribute.
If you do support us in this way we’d be interested to hear what kind of articles you would like to see more of on the site – send your suggestions to the editor.
For businesses we offer the chance to be a corporate sponsor of community content on the site. For £30 plus VAT per month you will be the designated sponsor of at least one article a month with your logo appearing if supplied. If there is a specific community group or initiative you’d like to support we can make sure your sponsorship is featured on related content for a one off payment of £50 plus VAT. All payments are made through a secure web site.
November 7, 2019