Film Equipment Fundraising Appeal

Calling all Film Lovers!

Help us keep top quality cinema projection in Bridport.

Two years ago the quality of film projection at Bridport Arts Centre rose enormously due to our partnership with Curzon Cinemas, which brought with it a new screen, surround sound system and a high definition digital projector. This equipment has benefited all film lovers who use the Arts Centre including our Curzon programme audiences, the From Page to Screen Film Festival and Bridport Film Society.

Unfortunately, as of the end of February 2014, we will be ending our partnership with Curzon. The arrangement, which includes the hire of the equipment, simply doesn’t make financial sense and has consistently lost money. But by ending the agreement, we lose the equipment.

We will however be continuing to show film independently as part of our programme and want to make sure we can do so with the quality that people have come to expect. We also want to be able to offer partners such as Bridport Film Society the best possible facilities for their screenings. We could go back to the equipment we used to use but the drop in quality would be significant, so we’ve been looking for other solutions.

The Arts Centre has found the funds to purchase the screen and sound equipment from Curzon. The Curzon projector isn’t good value for money but we have sourced another projector that will give the same high quality at a lower cost. Bridport Film Society has given a very generous contribution towards the cost of the new projector, but we have a shortfall, which is where we need the help of the film lovers of Bridport!

We need to raise £1000 to complete the purchase of the projector.

If we can do this, we can ensure that the great films shown here, by us and our partners, can continue to look and sound great!

Any donations, of whatever size, will help us towards our target. You can donate by cash, cheque (payable to Bridport Arts Centre) or online through trusted site Local Giving (find the project page at
If you are a UK taxpayer, we can claim Gift Aid on your donation if you complete the attached form.

If you have any questions please email me on or 01308 427183.

Thank you for helping us with this appeal and I’ll see you at a screening soon.

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Polly Gifford
Director, Bridport Arts Centre



Film equipment appeal gift aid form