|ActOne's Second Screen Fundraiser Hits Target|
Reaches £150,000 in donations just ahead of deadline
The fundraising campaign by the ActOne Cinema to enable them to start the process of installing a second screen at its High Street site has hit its target.
The crowdfunder, which was being run through Spacehive, passed the £150,000 mark on Wednesday evening (31 August) just ahead of the expiry of the campaign.
In all 446 people and organisations gave over £155,000 compared to the target of £154,289, with £85,000 coming from the Acton Business Improvement District (BID).
It is understood that the money given by the BID will fund the technical aspects of the second screen – specifically the sound system and projector.
The first screen opened at the venue last October and it has proven popular with local people as a relaxed place to watch film with ticket prices often below that of the major chains.
The second screen will enable it to show a broader range of films and bring in extra revenue which the director believe will help secure its future.
As well as more films exhibitions of work by local film makers are planned as well as comedy and music events.
A space within the building has already been identified but the necessary approvals need to be obtained before construction can begin. The air-conditioned viewing room would have 60 seats.
September 1, 2022