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Norfolk at the Pictures Appeal

Norfolk at the Pictures Appeal

Will you join John Hurt in helping Cinema Plus save Norfolk’s cinema history & develop a new Screen Heritage Centre by donating to our appeal?

53_jh_cinemaplus_feb_2014With your help we will create:

  • A new accessible education and exhibition space at Cinema City in Norwich
  • A permanent collection of photographs, memories and ephemera of Norfolk’s Cinemas
  • A range of special screenings, projects and events

All of this work will cost over £660, 000. Most of this amount we are hoping to raise through an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund and currently we only need to raise a further £50, 000. To reach this target we have launched this public appeal.

Update – Thanks to your donations we have raised nearly 10K towards our target. Thanks to everybody for their support.

All donations, whatever the size, will help us to preserve Norfolk’s cinema heritage and provide new educational activities and facilities for people across Norfolk. All donors will be acknowledged in commemorative material associated with the project and larger donations within the new education and exhibition space itself.

Or please click here to donate now*

To contact us email: info@cinemaplus.org.uk

The new education centre and screening space will provide a newly refurbished and fully accessible space for:

  • Education projects and events with local schools, Universities and Colleges
  • Free Film discussion groups
  • Reminiscence sessions for the elderly and those living with Dementia
  • Customers with disabilities interested in learning about film and film heritage
  • Film theory and practical evening, day and weekend courses
  • Free specialist screenings and talks (e.g. archive film screenings)
  • Exhibitions and special displays on Screen Heritage

14_jh_cinemaplus_feb_2014Moving Memories – Do you remember the anticipation of your first-date at the pictures? The joy of the weekly ABC minors matinee or where you upset when your local cinema became a Bingo Hall? As time goes by we are losing more and more of our precious heritage that tells the story of our local communities and our shared social history. We want to capture and preserve our cinematic memories, images and ephemera and share them with people across Norfolk and beyond to entertain, educate and inspire.

Norfolk at the Pictures is a project that will combine special events and activities across Norfolk with the creation of a new, fully accessible, Screen Heritage Centre at Cinema City in Norwich. This new community space will mean we can provide more education activities for children and adults, film discussion groups, training sessions for community groups and reminiscence sessions for people living with dementia. It will also house exhibitions about Norfolk’s cinema heritage and be available to hire for meetings and functions.

26_jh_cinemaplus_feb_2014Norfolk at the Pictures is led by Cinema Plus which delivers the educational aims of the Norfolk and Norwich Film Theatre Ltd, the charity that cares for the historic Cinema City buildings and which is dedicated to the use of film to encourage learning, debate and creative skills among people of all ages and abilities.

Please explore our blog to find out more about the proposed project.

*Alternatively send a cheque made payable to Norfolk & Norwich Film Theatre Ltd to NATP Appeal, Cinema Plus, Cinema City, St Andrew’s Street, Norwich, NR2 4AD. Please remember to include your name and address if you want to gift aid your donation.

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