42 Independent Cinemas to share £650,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas (Fund open to applications until 30 October 2020)

42 cinemas across England are to share £650,000 in the first batch of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas.

The first tranche of money from the £30 million pot is being allocated by the British Film Institute on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), it will support cinemas across England from the Jam Jar Cinema in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, down to Devon’s Totnes Cinema.

The £30 million fund will remain open for applications until 30 October and support for cinemas making an application is available from the BFI.

Further information is available on the BFI website.

The full list of successful cinemas is:

  • Bellingham Film Palace, London, £4,662
  • Hailsham Pavilion, Hailsham, East Sussex, £5,760
  • Hollywood Plaza, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, £5,450
  • Boleyn Cinema, East Ham, London, £8,325
  • Lexi Cinema, north-west London, £8,439
  • Jam Jar Cinema, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, £5,914
  • Keswick Alhambra, Keswick, Cumbria , £4,884
  • Kino, Hawkhurst, Kent, £8,469
  • Kino, Rye, East Sussex, £8,469
  • Kino, Bermondsey, south-east London, £8,469
  • Regal Cinema, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, £8,375
  • Red Carpet Cinema, Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, £9,973
  • Kinema in the Woods, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, £4,002
  • Totnes Cinema, Devon, £4,602
  • Savoy, Heaton Moor, Greater Manchester, £4,983
  • Orion Cinema, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, £5,254
  • Hollywood East, Dereham, Norfolk, £5,318
  • The Clifton Community Arts Centre, West Midlands, £3,662
  • Rex Cinema, Wilmslow, Cheshire, £5,365
  • The Northern Lights Cinema, Derbyshire, £8,050
  • The Regent, Christchurch, Dorset, £5,292
  • Backyard Cinema, south-west London, £8,207
  • Sherborne Cinema, Gloucester, £8,940
  • Ritz Cinema, Belper, Derbyshire, £10,000
  • Showroom, Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber, £10,000
  • Reel Cinemas, £139,958 14 Reel cinemas receiving support for health and safety equipment – Borehamwood (Hertfordshire), Chippenham (Wiltshire), Chorley (Lancashire), Dudley (West Midlands), Kingston Upon Hull (Yorkshire and the Humber), Blackburn (Lancashire), Morecambe (Lancashire), Rochdale (Greater Manchester), Wakefield (West Yorkshire), Widnes (Lancashire), Hollywood Park (Burnley, Lancashire), Market Quay (Fareham, Hampshire), Scala (Ilkeston, Derbyshire), Majestic (Bridgnorth, Shropshire)
  • Royston Picture Palace, Hertfordshire, £46,096
  • Saffron Walden Community Cinema, Essex, £46,096, and
  • Catford Mews, south-east London, £252,697

Image: Totnes Cinema, Devon