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Phoenix Access Cinema Appeal

Funded on Spacehive 25 January 2018

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Phoenix Access Cinema Appeal

Phoenix Access Cinema Appeal

Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre By Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre

We want to increase the number of audio description and amplified sound headsets we have to enable more people with sight and hearing loss to come to Phoenix and enjoy cinema.

Leicester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 25 Jan 2018!

Everybody deserves the whole story but for people with a sight or hearing loss, the cinema isn't always the most accessible place. There is a way to make coming to the cinema easier and more enjoyable. We have an infrared system in both Screen 1 and 2 which allows people with a sight or hearing loss to use a personal headset to hear the film audio described alongside the action in the film or to hear an amplified dialogue track. We want to increase the number of headsets we have so we can cater to more people including guide dog groups, social groups and special educational needs school groups. We would like to buy 26 new headsets costing £72 each and have our existing headsets fixed or improved with new ear caps.

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy 26 new infrared headsets
  • Buy new ear caps for our 16 existing headsets

Why it's a great idea:

At Phoenix, we don't want disability to be a barrier to enjoying film and work hard to embed accessibility at the heart of all we do. We would really appreciate any help you can give us in making film more accessible to people with a sight or hearing loss in Leicester.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying 26 new headsets and 16 pairs of new ear caps


Location Leicester

About the space

Custom Location


Leicester City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,051

26 headsets - £1,872 (91%)
16 ear caps - £40 (2%)
Delivery - £18 (1%)
Other - £121 (6%)

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.

26 headsets
16 ear caps
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £2,051

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