Despite repairs over the years, rain water has been coming through the fragile roof tiles and damaging our magnificent building. The ornate tin panelling which reaches throughout the building and is the earliest and most complete example known to survive in England, is rusting and deteriorating. We are concerned for the safety of our collection of nearly 500 cinematic artefacts. To date water damage has been mainly “behind the scenes” and leaks have been managed by many buckets. However, from December 2018, water started to come into the main auditorium.
We are now deeply concerned for the long-term future of our cinema and urgently need to restore the whole roof to save the Curzon from closure.
The old tiles will be replaced with 12,833 new tiles along with major reconstruction. The total bill will be in excess of £500,000. We have applied to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for £240,000 and, thanks to your donations together the small surplus the cinema has made over the years, we are able to allocate £60,000 ourselves. We hope to raise £100,000+ from charitable trusts and £100,000+ from our local community and businesses. So far, you have raised £36,000. Thank you so much!
Or text to donate:
Text CURZ002 to 70331 to donate £3 / 70970 to donate £5 / 70191 to donate £10
Your Curzon Charity Facebook Page
We have set up a new Facebook page where we share news about fundraising as well as celebrate our incredible heritage and wider community impact work. Join us today and help us share the message of the roof appeal.
Come and write a message on one of the new roof tiles for a suggested donation of £10. You will literally become part of the very fabric of the building that means so much to so many. We have had tiles “tagged” in celebration of birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, in memory of loved ones, with poems, with favourite films, with memories of the Curzon and even comments about politics and climate change. What will you write on your tile?
Visit the box office on Tuesdays (10am-2pm & 4.30pm-6.30pm) and Saturdays (10am-2pm) to tag your tile.
Business Friends of the Curzon
Join our brand new annual membership programme for businesses. For just £100 or £300 for the year there are some fantastic benefits on offer including free tickets, significant marketing opportunities and networking events. All money raised initially will be directed to the roof appeal and thereafter to the restoration of your cinema.
Click here to find out more.