You could be having the cinematic time of your life this summer in Plymouth. The Cinema in the City project crowdfunder hopes to take off just Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing, which is, just one of the films they hope to be screening in and around the city.
Following on from last year’s successful Open Air Cinema in Plymouth, we want people all over Plymouth to enjoy a great evening watching a film in an interesting and iconic location, says the blurb.
Last year they screened Roman Holiday, Sing A Long A Grease and the summer blockbuster, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And this year they are looking to include old classics, favourites and hopefully a recent release. Dirty Dancing is definitely on the shortlist, they say!
The screening will be preceded by a series of short films, produced by Magic Hour, a young person’s film and photography social enterprise based at High View School, Efford which document and create film about art and local community work in Plymouth.
The Cinema in the City project hopes to screen the flicks in some of Plymouth’s best know venues, including the Council Chamber adjacent to the Civic Centre (for its 1930s architectural delight), Devonport Guildhall and The National Marine Aquarium. They already confirmed Royal William Yard -for September 10-12.
The project is aiming to raise £5,000 by May 8, 2015. For every pledge they receive they can claim an extra 50% on top from Arts Council England, which will be invested in Cinema in the City and other arts and cinema projects in Plymouth.
Some of the costs they incur will be offset by charging for tickets -and they’ve already got some dosh -but they still need to £5,000 to make sure the film nights happen. The scaffolding at Royal William Yard costs £7,000 on its own, plus their the projection equipment, sound, toilets, first aid, and the film distributors to take into account, to name but a few expenses.
Pledges start at £10, up to £500, if you’re feeling flush, with a whole host of rewards to add to that warm glow of making something happen. Plus you can pledge your skills.
The fundraising for Cinema in the City is part of a wider range of fundraising activity which Plymouth Arts Centre has planned.
Pop over to the Cinema in the City crowdfunder to see what’s on offer and to add your support.