The old tiles will be replaced with 12,833 new tiles along with major reconstruction. The total bill will be in excess of £600,000. We are delighted to have been granted £239,900 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and, thanks to your donations together with 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 our wonderful community has raised an incredible £109,000! This brings the amount secured to £457,000 towards the total cost of £600,000. We still need to secure a further £143,000 in order to be able to start work early next year.
In December 2019, the Curzon Cinema auctioned 39 of our old roof tiles that had been transformed into unique works of art. Cinema lovers and film buffs had the chance to purchase the tiles, made locally at the Sidney Keen Brickworks in the 1920s, in a week-long eBay auction with tiles decorated by Nick Park, David Sproxton, Peter Lord, Alan Lee, Mark Kermode and more.
Would your business like to become part of our brand new Business Friends for one year with a gift of £100 or more? This can either be a business donation or fund-raised through your business and will support our hard work to restore and develop your Curzon. Funds raised initially will be directed to our roof appeal. As a thank you, we will invite you to our quarterly Business Friends events, provide a Business Friends window sticker and recognise your support on our website and Your Curzon Charity Facebook page.
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