The former Gaumont cinema laid derelict for several years before our charity bought and fully refurbished it in 2004. We want to purchase and install new stage lighting and full Audio Visual projection system with multiple screens and flexible input sources. The facility will enable us to start initially a once a month Saturday morning film showing for up to 150 children. With a capacity of 430, there is plenty of room to grow over coming months and years. The project will (i) Purchase and replace existing tungsten stage lighting system with enhanced LED system with 24 assortments of lanterns and suitable desk controller unit (ii) Purchase and install an Audio Visual projection system with 1 main screen and 3 support screens with variable data source unit (iii) No film showing licence is applicable as we are exempt (iv) Show Saturday morning matinees once a month to 150+ children (v) Use enhanced facilities to bring quality shows to our venue and community.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our area Anfield / Everton wards of North Liverpool are not just economically but culturally classified deprived. Since 2004, we have developed several projects that engage with thousands of people every year. Over the years we have been visited by hundreds of people in their older years who talked fondly about watching movies in our venue when they were children/young people. The current trend among young people is towards staying indoors on social media. There is a great opportunity to rekindle community film watching, starting with younger children. We tried a couple of live Pantos last year that were well received. Our lighting equipment was the only major setback. Consultations among families we work with have confirmed a real appetite for our proposal. There are no cinemas within 3 miles of us in this very economically deprived community.
Steps to get it done:
In an area that is both economically and culturally classified deprived, supporting such a project will result in creation of jobs and volunteering opportunities for community. Confidence will be booted through these, encouraging our volunteers and staff to venture outside our community to seek similar employment roles in city centre venues, bringing wealth into our community.
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