Star and Shadow Cinema

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Self-building a community cinema, music and arts hub in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Organisation type

Community cinema

Award amount

£100,000

Location

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Key objectives & Outcomes

Award purpose

The grant will be used to refurbish a building and reopen the community cinema, arts, and music venue, providing a much-needed cultural heart for the area.

Trading for the benefit of the local community

Money generated from ticket sales and hire rates will be reinvested in running more events, films and activities that local people want.

Accountable to the local community

Over 3,000 volunteers have a say in how the business is run. Lifetime membership costs £1 to ensure even the most marginalised can be included.