Cinema equipment for Brechin Community Cinema

City Hall Brechin cienema Angus leader
Overview

Brechin Community Cinema secured funding enabling them to purchase their own cinema kit to reduce their running costs and allow them to schedule more screenings based on the demand of their customers. This in turn has increased their income stream and allowed a broader spectrum of accessible cinema experiences in a wider rural geographical area. The equipment they purchased means they can look at alternative venues for screening making it more accessible to the rural areas around Brechin.

What has been your greatest achievement so far?

Our greatest achievement will be the Film Festival. Something we always wanted to be able to do when we started the cinema over four years ago.
The fact we have managed to get this organised with a Scottish theme has given us great satisfaction.

How has your project benefited your local area?

As well as expanding our screening options we have been utilised by other groups for them to host events; uniformed children organisations used the equipment for a Christmas screening, Brechin Churches together have used the equipment and more recently the group (BRAVO) who put on the Harley Davidson event used the equipment to put on a race night to raise funds.
For all events we charge a nominal fee ensuring that the activities are cost affective for the groups and to assist them in maximising their fundraising.

What has been your biggest challenge?

We have had to cancel a couple of events due to a few factors; one being that the film distributors can change their mind about us getting to screen a film. No licence equates to no screening. On top of this, we have had limited support from the national bodies that we hoped would support us. Equally, we have had little assistance from local bodies. overall our support has come from within the community and our volunteers. The committee is small but effective although on occasion it would be useful to have some outside support.
Attracting new volunteers, not only for the screening days but for the organisation of screening events.
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Brechin Community Cinema - Angus Leader
Project name

Cinema equipment for Brechin Community Cinema

Applicant name

Graham Donald

Approved grant

£13,457.98

Fund now closed for further applications