Operationally the project will be embedded in the community of Portsmouth. We will develop pathways of volunteering through the operation of the building, café, cinema and local projects. We will work with social partners to become part of the support network for people and agencies. People will be the focus of our project. It is the individual outcomes that will form the Backbone of the projects success. We will ensure that paths and avenues are available to support individuals to grow and develop through the project. We have temporary venue now at the Glasshouse, Southsea Pyramid and we hope this will be a good starting point for us.Southsea Community Cinema will host its first season at the Glass House in the Pyramid in December until March 2021. Family focused programming will favour rich and educational film examples rather than the run-of-the-mill blockbuster films. Filmmaking workshops will encourage students to produce their mini stories and share them with the public.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We are longing for a such a venue in our local area. We do not have local cinema in Southsea, Portsmouth. We see a great opportunity in Southsea to tap into a prosperous and youth-orientated environment by working with other community and education groups that are open to innovation. Focus on underserved diverse groups in Southsea, Portsmouth and give them opportunity for express their culture and share with our audience by working with them to provide culturally interesting and sensitive films. Our membership data shows that most of the film lovers are based in PO4 area and this encourages us a lot to start a cinema for all. Portsmouth Film Society Operational Strategy: Phase 1- Raise Awareness of Social Issues by Showing Indoor Films & Conducting Filmmaking Workshops Phase 2 - Bring Cinema into the Community by Showing Films Outdoors Phase 3 - Operate a film based culturally diverse, cinema focused local community centre.
Steps to get it done:
The centre will be run under the auspices of Portsmouth Film Society CIC and will offer: a café, a venue for flexible screening which can be configured to meet specific event needs and can be offered as a venue for hire. PFS will run the cinema, educational program, small art exhibition and activities with direction from the Southsea Cinema and Community Centre. As well as a venue for flexible screening, it can be offered as a venue for hire, presentation room for local business, multi-purposed venue (singing, dancing and theatre)., in addition to providing employment opportunities, training for various facets of cinema production, event management and business courses. Family focused programming with educational film screenings with INTO films. We are following social distancing guidelines (see photo gallery for more details around layout). Attendees will need to comply with the current regulations around face coverings and details will be collected for track and trace.
About the space
Southsea Community Cinema venue
Portsmouth City Council
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