30 May 2021 to 31 March 2022
Acton Arts Project is a Community Interest Company made up of local residents. Our shared objective was to stop the Old Library building on Acton High Street, which has Asset of Community Value status, being sold to developers. It was decided that a cinema would be an inclusive and popular use of the ground floor space and the ideal way to re-purpose part of the of the building. Combined with a café and bar, with space for local artists to display their work, our projected plans will facilitate the sustainable reuse of this setting. The full- term plan is to construct a two-screen cinema but, due to the social restrictions imposed by the pandemic our immediate objective is to launch with the pop-up. This will be a single screen, simply constructed and COVID 19-ready cinema. There will be a bar and cafe run by local traders to support this activity. This will operate while we establish community interest and demonstrate financial viability to potential investors.
The project aims are to engage and benefit the community of Acton through the provision of a centrally located, welcoming, setting. Our outcomes will include a growth in prosperity through the regeneration of the high street and revival of the night time economy while promoting community cohesion.
The project will:
We are excited to be fundraising for the equipment to construct a single screen, COVID ready, cinema within the old library on Acton High Street.
The Acton old Library, Acton High Street, W3 6NA
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