We need your help to make our cinema a sustainable and affordable venue for our whole community.
We are raising £10,000 because we want our cinema to help face some of the biggest challenges of our time:
1) the cost-of-living crisis, by keeping cinema-going affordable to all.
Cinema is one of the most easily accessible artforms. It allows windows into other worlds and new perspectives on a world we think we are familiar with. A truly independent cinema should show films which comfort us, challenge us, delight and surprise us.
More than this though, cinema should be accessible to all, no matter what the barriers are. In the current cost-of-living crisis we recognise that it is getting harder for people to afford to see films in cinemas. Your support will help us to be able to continue to offer our low ticket prices to those most in need. We don’t want people to break the habit of coming to the cinema because they can’t afford it. We introduced a £4 Budget ticket in a trial period in the last quarter of 2022. We sold 242 tickets and welcomed 53 people to the cinema for the first time with this price. Plymouth Live named PAC as one of Plymouth’s kindest businesses for this initiative.
“I really appreciate the concession prices, otherwise I just wouldn’t be able to afford to see such a range of films. My son is studying film production at Uni and every time he comes down we book a film with you!” – PAC Audience Member
It is widely proven that engagement with the arts alleviates anxiety, depression and stress, boosting feelings of wellbeing, and building communities. Everyone should be able to afford cinema tickets to benefit from this.
2) climate change, by investing in our equipment to make it more energy efficient, supporting greener modes of transport to the cinema and continuing to raise awareness with the events we put on.
Our projector and coffee machine are coming towards the end of their life. We need to invest in order to improve, maintain and even replace some of these things, and we want to do it sustainably, in more energy efficient ways.
We want to be a sustainable, affordable venue which can continue to put audiences at the heart of everything it does.
“Excellent way of connecting ideas through films. Loved that there was a workshop, film intro and a screening, all related to the subject. You really wouldn’t get this kind of cinema event happening anywhere else.” – PAC Audience Member
“I love the warm friendly welcome from the staff and volunteers, the comfort of the seats (as I’m disabled), the coffee and the amazing programming – we get to see some films we wouldn’t otherwise see.” – PAC Audience Member
By supporting this Crowdfunder you will:
- be helping us offer low-income tickets to all of those who need them
- be helping us invest in and renew more energy efficient equipment
- facilitate everyone to have the means to go to the cinema, make time for themselves and engage with others.
- be helping us reach new people in our community
We have some amazing rewards on offer from our some of our brilliant suppliers and cultural partners across Plymouth:
Salcombe Dairy, Summerskills Brewery, Canton Tea, wine from Tolchards, Ocean Studios, Plymouth Gin Distillery.
You can also get Plymouth Arts Cinema mugs, tote bags, pin badges, film posters, memberships and cinema hire.