Community events at The Castle Cinema

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Community events at The Castle Cinema

Community events at The Castle Cinema

The Castle Cinema By The Castle Cinema

With the revived Castle Cinema up and running, we want to improve the sound insulation in the bar, so we can host community events without affecting the cinema.

Hackney Fundraising stage

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pledged of £23,350
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Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £23,350 by 24 Sep 2017

Just a year since the local community raised £57,000 to bring The Castle Cinema back to life, we're chuffed to say that the cinema is now fully operational! One of our original objectives was to offer community events in the bar area, and so far we hosted art exhibitions, school outings, film society meetings... even Santa's grotto! However, we’ve discovered that if there's more than a handful of people in the bar, it starts to impact the cinema. So currently we’ve had to stop doing many events to avoid disrupting the screenings. We really want to continue with our goal of becoming a community hub, so we’ve come up with a plan of improvements to enable both rooms to be used at the same time (see the specifics below). We also want to be able to tell passers-by about the range of events on offer, by adding a fabulous sign with movable letters to tell everyone what's on! Finally, we want to add curtains to keep the cinema screen safe, in case any events use both rooms.

What we'll deliver:

  • Install a second set of doors between the bar and cinema
  • Sound-proof the doors between the bar and cinema
  • Install a sign with changeable letters outside
  • Purchase curtains for the cinema screen

Why it's a great idea:

Last year's success shows how passionate local residents are about having a local, independent, community cinema on Chatsworth Road. We want to deliver the full potential of The Castle Cinema as a community hub, hosting great events alongside great films.

Steps to get it done:

  • Install a second set of doors between the bar and cinema
  • Sound-proof the doors between the bar and cinema
  • Install a sign with changeable letters outside
  • Purchase curtains for the cinema screen

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Location Hackney

Hackney has 106 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

The Castle Cinema

Council

London Borough of Hackney

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How will the money be spent?Total £23,350

Capital - external sign with changeable letters - £7,000 (30%)
Capital - specialist testing & seals for four doors - £4,500 (19%)
Capital - soundproofed antechambers for second doors - £4,100 (18%)
Capital - cinema curtains & electric track - £3,500 (15%)
Capital - electrical works for sign & antechambers - £1,000 (4%)
Capital - 5% contingency - £1,000 (4%)
Other - £2,250 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

30%
Capital - external sign with changeable letters
£7,000
19%
Capital - specialist testing & seals for four doors
£4,500
18%
Capital - soundproofed antechambers for second doors
£4,100
15%
Capital - cinema curtains & electric track
£3,500
4%
Capital - electrical works for sign & antechambers
£1,000
4%
Capital - 5% contingency
£1,000
10%
Other
£2,250
  • Spacehive fees
    £1,055
  • Transaction Fees
    £984
  • VAT
    £211

Total £23,350

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