Friday, 17 February 2012

The Lighthouse Cinema needs your help

The cinema landscape has changed dramatically in the last 10 years with the digital revolution. The UK has been at the forefront in the switch to digital cinema with the UK Film Council launching the Digital Screen Network of 210 cinemas across the country. We became part of this network, which enabled digital projection capability in just one of our screens. This has allowed a successful and varied programme of independent, contemporary and classic film, alongside live content from around the world, and productions made by regional filmmakers.

The support from this Network has now come to an end and we are entering into an uncertain period. In order to maintain the unique cinema programme which Light House currently offers its audiences, we need to make both screens fully digital by upgrading its projection equipment.

If we are unable to fully upgrade to digital we will only be able to show a gradually diminishing selection of films into the future. More and more new releases will only be available in a digital format rather than on 35mm film. Light House will not have access to classic films which have been converted to digital. This will result in us being unable to cater for the needs of local and regional audiences.

After 25 years of investment from the local authority and other funding bodies, and support from loyal audience members, Light House wants to overcome this risk and ensure that we are able to maintain and extend our programming capabilities and support regional filmmakers for another 25 years and beyond! And of course this will mean that Wolverhampton continues to have a leading independent cinema so that local residents can access a unique cultural offering right on their doorstep.

We are looking to raise £7,500 towards the cost of this project and we are inviting you to donate from as little as £1. In return for your investment into your local cinema we will recognise your valued contribution with our rewards…

£1 – Light House pin badge

£5 – 10% off a cinema ticket

£10 – A pair of complimentary tickets to watch a film

£20 – A pair of complimentary tickets to watch a film and a free drink/snack in the bar

£50 – Loyalty card offering 10% off cinema tickets for 6 months

£100+ – Named recognition within online marketing & loyalty card offering 10% off cinema tickets for 12 months

All you have to do is simply purchase some shares through Angelshares and allocate them to our project. £1 = 1 Angelshare. Rewards will be allocated when the target has been reached.

Please help us to raise vital funds and save your local cinema! We have until the end of 2012 to reach our target! Visit for more info or contact

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