Support Grows For Acton Cinema's Second Screen

Crowdfunding campaign backed by the broadcaster Mark Kermode

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Film reviewer and broadcaster Mark Kermode at Actone Cinema



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Film critic Mark Kermode is urging everyone to back Acton cinema's new Crowdfunding campaign.
The broadcaster has been a major supporter of ActOne from the early days and now wants to see a second screen to help secure the long term future.
The Cinema is the result of a massive community led initiative with over 100k initially raised from Crowdfunding and further help was given through Spacehive.

The Mayor of London also pledged 30k through the Make London fund for recovery projects aimed at improving public spaces. Dozens of volunteers gave up their time and transformed the old derelict library into the brand new ActOne hub which opened in October 2021.

It's proved a big success and had over a hundred reviews, achieving a high 4.9 rating on Google.

The cinema also featured on the Londonist's list of best independents receiving high praise: '' This single screen cinema has quickly established itself at the heart of the community, showing the latest films but also serving as a meetup spot, with a café/lounge run by family-owned local business Bears Ice Cream.''

Now a new Spacehive campaign has been launched because a second screen is needed to show more films and host more events and Mark Kermode says he's proud to support it and wants others to do so too.

The old library transformed into ActOne cinema

He says, ''It's absolutely vital for the long term viability and financial survival of the cinema. Hopefully keeping it on the High Street for many, many years to come... I'm rooting for this cinema and I'm rooting for Acton too''.

The first screen at ActOne

Having only just launched, the Spacehive campaign has already attracted dozens of backers and nearly £95,000 has already been pledged.

Add your support for the second screen here.

Annemarie Flanagan

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15th June 2022

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