RIOgeneration

Funded on Spacehive 19 September 2017

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

RIOgeneration

Rio Cinema By Rio Cinema

RIOgeneration is a capital project to improve, sustain and expand the work of this much loved community cinema.

Hackney Delivery stage

303
backers
£125,773
pledged of £125,669

Funding is now over. Bear with us while we tot up all your pledges!

The Rio is aiming to raise £150,000. With this we want to create a second screen with around 30 seats in our basement, to give our audiences more choice, enable more film festivals and community events and generate revenue from private hires. The outside of the building currently looks shabby and tired. We want to undertake some much needed renovation work, to restore this important architectural landmark in Hackney.

What we'll deliver:

  • Build a second screen in the Rio's basement with state of the art technology and comfortable seats
  • Renovate, repair and restore the Grade 2 listed exterior

Why it's a great idea:

The Rio is one of the oldest cinemas in London and a Hackney institution. By making these improvements we can protect the building for future generations, offer a more diverse programme and make the business more sustainable. We will transform our underused basement into a space that the whole community can enjoy. This will allow the Rio to invest more into community projects, better maintain the building and pay its staff better.

Steps to get it done:

  • Order the screen, sound and projection equipment (August 2017)
  • Build and install screen two in our basement (September 2017 )
  • Soft launch of screen two in time for Blade Runner 2049 (October 2017)
  • Scaffold, paint and replace damaged plaster work on the exterior (October 2017)
  • New signage, poster boxes and metalwork (November 2017)

The Rio is one of the only truly independent, community focused cinemas in London. By donating towards RIOgeneration you will be helping to protect this important community asset that has been entertaining audiences, young and old for over 100 years. For every donation of £25 or more we will give you two free tickets and popcorn for a future screening.

Location Hackney

Hackney has 101 other projects and £1,075,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Dalston

Council

London Borough of Hackney

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How will the money be spent?Total £125,669

projection, screen and sound - £44,622 (36%)
exterior signage and readograph - £23,900 (19%)
screen 2 build - £18,000 (14%)
replace exterior plasterwork - £9,800 (8%)
air conditioning - £7,427 (6%)
cinema seats - £5,500 (4%)
contractor fees - £4,500 (4%)
equipment installation - £2,792 (2%)
exterior metalwork - £2,400 (2%)
carpeting - £1,459 (1%)
Other - £5,270 (4%)

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.

36%
projection, screen and sound
£44,622
19%
exterior signage and readograph
£23,900
14%
screen 2 build
£18,000
8%
replace exterior plasterwork
£9,800
6%
air conditioning
£7,427
4%
cinema seats
£5,500
4%
contractor fees
£4,500
2%
equipment installation
£2,792
2%
exterior metalwork
£2,400
1%
carpeting
£1,459
4%
Other
£5,270
  • Spacehive fees
    £4,020
  • VAT
    £804
  • Transaction Fees
    £446

Total £125,669

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • Scaffolding

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