Southsea Community Cinema

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Southsea Community Cinema

Southsea Community Cinema

Aysegul Epengin By Aysegul Epengin

We would like to take on and operate a venue as a community café and community cinema in Southsea, Portsmouth. Community Cinema venue with many activities: and 8 screenings a week

Southsea Idea stage

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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.

What we'll deliver:

  • To encourage exhibition of films of artistic, cultural or informative character.
  • To advance the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of film.
  • To bring people together to share experiences. We aim for uniting different cultures and breaking down social barriers.
  • To celebrate the diversity in community and show films for B.M.E. groups in the community.

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. It includes a venue for flexible screening which can be configured to meet specific event needs and 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 courses on running a successful business utilizing resources and tools are available. The Southsea Community Cinema brings highly respected specialised films, special cultural innovative events and theatre.


Location Southsea

About the space

Community Cinema venue


Portsmouth City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £92,135

Venue refurbusment and equipment - £50,000 (54%)
Our assest - £20,000 (22%)
Support - £5,000 (5%)
Festival Partner - £5,000 (5%)
3 monnhts fee rent period - £3,000 (3%)
Sound System for cinema - £2,500 (3%)
Building Planning and Licence - £1,000 (1%)
Architectural cost - £500 (1%)
Building Survey - £400 (0%)
Other - £4,735 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Venue refurbusment and equipment
Our assest
Festival Partner
3 monnhts fee rent period
Sound System for cinema
Building Planning and Licence
Architectural cost
Building Survey
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • New DCP projector: £40.000.00

Total £92,135

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