A Digital Cinema Upgrade will enable Fairfield Flicks to reach out to more people by screening a wider selection of films and event cinema, including recent releases.
Fairfield Flicks uses cinematic & live art to bring people together; creating a stronger, more vibrant & inclusive community that helps to reduce loneliness & social isolation that is experienced by people living across Bromsgrove & surrounding area. The initiative has grown & includes an increasing programme of diverse movie screenings, event cinema & live music.
The friendly ambience, in a spacious rural venue with onsite car parking, is welcomed by many people who have commented that they feel safer attending a Fairfield Flicks event than if they had to visit a town or city.
What we'll deliver:
- Immediate film releases
- Wider programme of movies
- More opportunities to volunteer
- Greater opportunities to reduce loneliness & social isolation
Why it's a great idea:
A Digital Cinema upgrade will enable us to reach out & engage with more people, continuing our achievements to date:
• Reducing loneliness & social isolation and the development of friendships between people who were once strangers.
• Purposeful volunteering opportunities that help develop skills & values all-age contributions.
• Encouraging more local engagement, helping to create a more vibrant community.
• Reducing individual carbon footprint by walking to the village hall or not driving to an entertainment venue further away.
• Audience members combining Fairfield Flicks visits with a meal at a nearby pub, thereby supporting the local economy.
• Promoting inclusivity with subtitled/autism friendly/ LGBT+/Black History/Empower Women screenings.
In a recent survey, undertaken earlier this year, 87% of respondents enjoyed the Fairfield Flicks experience.
Steps to get it done:
- Buy DCI Project plus installation & operating equipment
- Install DCI Projector & equipment
- Book recent releases from Distributors
- Market movies: Flyers, Website, Social Media, Press Releases
- Sell tickets
- Screen a recent releases
• We have introduced people to performing arts and movies that they would not have usually seen, and our programme includes both blockbuster and independent films.
• Our inclusive venue, with wheelchair accessibility, hearing induction loop and dedicated subtitled screenings allows everyone to be part of & enjoy the Fairfield Flicks experience.
• The village hall has seen an increase in ad-hoc bookings and people attending regular recreational activities, as a result of people attending Fairfield Flicks events.
• A spin off from screening movies has been our monthly Live Music nights that gives emerging artists an opportunity to perform on stage with some of the region’s established musicians.
• Digitalising Fairfield Flicks will help sustain this initiative in continuing its mission to help make a positive difference to people’s lives.