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Vital support given to Plymouth Arts Cinema survive beyond pandemic and protect jobs

  • £35 million from final round of Culture Recovery Fund has gone to 340 organisations across
  • Grants are supporting organisations as they emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • £1.57 billion funding package has protected jobs across music venues, theatres, galleries,
    museums and cinemas

Hundreds of cultural organisations have received a share of the final £35 million emergency support
package from the Culture Recovery Fund, to help overcome the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Emergency funding has kept projectors rolling in independent cinemas across the country. Thanks to a
£45,000 emergency grant from the Culture Recovery Fund, Plymouth Arts Cinema, Plymouth’s only independent cinema, has been able to continue its rich programme of international and UK independent
films and offer cheaper tickets to those out of employment, students, those attending Relaxed
screenings, and asylum seekers and refugees.

Anna Navas, Director and Film Programmer, Plymouth Arts Cinema said: “We are very grateful to receive this support for Plymouth Arts Cinema. It will enable us to continue rebuilding our audience as we recover from the pandemic, and to develop new audiences by deepening our community engagement. We are committed to bringing world class independent cinema and film culture to Plymouth.”

Ben Roberts, Chief Executive, BFI said: Every penny of the Culture Recovery Fund including over £500k in this final round of funding to independent cinemas across the country has been vital to their survival, enabling them to recover and welcome back their audiences. As well as bringing people together to experience the
magic of experiencing film on the big screen, local cinemas are hubs for educational and film activities and provide thousands of jobs contributing to regeneration and local economies.


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