Good news for #BARRYCINEMEMO

Arts Council of Wales Capital Lottery says yes to £191,730 grant to support the
Memo Arts Centre with digital cinema conversion.

During the past two years, our main goal has been to secure funding for new equipment to present the best sound and vision quality that digital cinema affords for our audiences to experience and enjoy. New digital cinema equipment will also mean we can bring exciting live streaming productions and events to the Memo stage, like opera, National Theatre, Globe Theatre and RSC events along with BFI archive screenings as well as the new release blockbusters, which are not available locally.

The Memo has recently received the wonderful and exciting news that our grant application to secure this major investment has been successful. The grant will enable the Memo to purchase a new digital screen, digital servers and projector, along with digital surround sound and to build a new projection booth. The Arts Council of Wales Lottery investment will enable us to present cinema at its very best.

To secure the £191,730 grant agreed by the Arts Council of Wales, the Memo has to contribute 25% matched funding towards the total £239,662 budget.

Securing the £47,000 matched funding has been the prime objective for the Memo staff and trustees. The Memo is currently in discussion with a number of principle funders to support us with this major development and hopes that the people of Barry will help support us to bring digital cinema to the Memo.

To make all this possible, we are calling on the people of Barry and beyond for their support to help us raise our match funding target of £47,000.

For the price of a £5.00 cinema ticket, your donation will help bring the latest in cinema and live streaming to Barry by spring 2015. Whether you can afford to give in pennies or pounds, your donation will make a real difference.

LOVE FILM? WE DO TOO! #BARRYCINEMEMO TO DONATE £5, please text MEM015 £5 to 70070.

Your continued support and donations will help us to make the only local cinema experience better. Donations can also be made by completing gift aid donation forms (available from the Box office and online).

The Memo is an independent registered charity which generates over 56% of its income from its programme and events, and receives grants from Barry Town Council, Vale of Glamorgan Council, the Arts Council of Wales and Ffilm Cymru.

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