The Acton Pop up

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The Acton Pop up

ActonArts Project By ActonArts Project

We want to crowdfund to construct a single screen cinema within the old library on Acton High Street.

Ealing Idea stage

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Due to Covid-19, we are scaling down our original project and we will launch with a pop-up cinema, with a single screen, and a bar/café that will have independent traders present. The project will have distanced seats and will be ‘Covid-19’ prepared from the beginning. This will allow us to expand and add more seats, as the situation changes. We believe this adaptable approach is the more robust and sensible way of moving forward in the current circumstances. We will be operating the pop-up cinema with the assistance and support of Oliver Meek, Chief Executive of the Rio Cinema in Dalston.

What we'll deliver:

  • a pop up venue
  • a single cinema screen
  • the equipment needed for the pop up fit out

Why it's a great idea:

Our project will allow us to get our community back into the once- public building. Despite the restrictions of Covid 19 we want to offer screenings for four days each week. This will: welcome our supporters in to the building with the offer of programmed screenings and a bar/cafe. allow us to engage with our community and find out more about them establish revenue streams with a minimal outlay and costs. Provide a temporary solution until we can fulfil our long term plans for the 2 screen cinema.

Steps to get it done:

  • build a bespoke screen
  • fit window sound blocks
  • put up drapes
  • locate a projector
  • buy speakers
  • seating for our cinema

Location Ealing

About the space

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London Borough of Ealing

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How will the money be spent?Total £49,598

seats - £12,000 (24%)
Draping and Rack - £11,500 (23%)
projector (used) - £8,500 (17%)
labour on the above - £5,000 (10%)
speakers - £3,600 (7%)
screen - £3,500 (7%)
window blocks - £1,200 (2%)
Other - £4,298 (9%)

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.

Draping and Rack
projector (used)
labour on the above
window blocks
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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:

  • decorating materials for white box main room

Total £49,598

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