The Belmont Community Cinema

by The Belmont Community Cinema Ltd. in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Total raised £33,850

Gift Aid
+ est. £6780.00
£150,000 target 20 days left
22% 279 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 9th August 2024 at 3:05pm

Play your part in refurbishing and reopening Aberdeen's Belmont Cinema, as a vital, unique, community-led, truly independent cinema for all.

by The Belmont Community Cinema Ltd. in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

You can make a difference

 Your support will help to secure a future for an independent cinema in Aberdeen.

For decades, the Belmont Cinema held a special place in the hearts of the people of Aberdeen.  It created a sense of belonging and captivated audiences through showing a wide range of films.  

Since the 6th October 2022, the cinema has sat empty.  

It is missed.  

"The Belmont is filled with the happiest memories. Its an invaluable asset to our community and its the right decision to enable it to continue.”

"The Belmont was a place where real magic occurred - a coming together of film lovers, of community, to share something special."

"The Belmont gave us such opportunities." 
                           Quotes from Belmont audience members, following the closure.


1717691691_1717691691647.jpegBelmont Community Cinema Ltd, (a registered charity, OSCR SC052867 and a private company limited by guarantee, SC772886 ), was created with a vision to refurbish and reopen this unique cultural venue as a truly independent cinema for all. The organisation is committed, with your support, to securing a long-term future for the Belmont.  The entire project has been driven by an incredible community of Belmont customers, film lovers, local businesses and organisations.

The not-for-profit community cinema will operate on the key pillars of Film, Education, Community and Customer Experience.  

Play your part and help to make the Belmont THE destination for film in Aberdeen and the North East.

Your support will help to ensure a future for the Belmont. 

Your Cinema

A thoughtful refurbishment will create a venue that offers an outstanding customer experience. A not-for profit, community led cinema that is welcoming, comfortable and accessible.

A diverse film programme, curated with the Aberdeen audience in mind, that showcases the best that cinema has to offer, including films not available anywhere else in the city. 

A reimagined café bar will provide a versatile social space for everyone.

Filmmaking and training will create new educational opportunities and career pathways.  Delivered by award-winning community development organisation, shmu, education programmes will nurture and develop the next generation of filmmakers.

The Belmont will a place that welcomes, supports, celebrates and collaborates with communities across the North East. 

Play your part

Refurbishment is necessary. A lack of care and investment in recent years means that the venue is no longer fit-for-purpose. 

Vital improvement will make the Belmont more welcoming, comfortable, accessible, sustainable, energy-efficient, and secure its long-term viability.

Your donation will contribute directly to the essential costs of improvement.

Refurbishments include:

The improvement of all social spaces, increasing accessibility, versatility, space and light.

Replacement of all cinema seats, providing the most comfortable experience for all cinemagoers.

A state-of-the-art education suite, supporting the best learning experience.

An upgraded heating and ventilation system, providing good air quality throughout the venue and setting the building on the path towards net zero.

The very best audio and laser projection technology, offering a quality big screen experience.

We have the support of Aberdeen City Council, UK Government, Creative Scotland and Screen Scotland and have secured funding from a variety of sources for some of the improvement work. 

Your support is now crucial to help create the very best cinema experience possible within the heart of Aberdeen.  

Your donation will contribute directly to refurbishing and reopening the Belmont.

Ensure the Belmont fulfils its potential and purpose, a truly independent cinema for everyone.

Thank you



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£25 or more

£25 Website Thanks

Your name (with your permission) will be included on a special web page acknowledging our wonderful supporters on our new website

£50 or more

£50 On Screen Thanks

Your name (with your permission) will be included in a special pre-show reel acknowledging generous supporters, that will screen in front of every performance in our main programme.

£125 or more

47 of 200 claimed

£125 Pre-Launch Screening Invitation

You will be invited to a special screening at the refurbished Belmont Cinema before it opens to the general public. Selecting this reward also includes Website and On Screen Thanks.

£500 or more

32 of 172 claimed

£500 Name a Seat

You will have the opportunity to dedicate one of the new cinema seats. The seat will be dedicated to the person, group of your choosing, or to you. Selecting this reward also includes Website and On Screen thanks.

£1,000 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£1000 Supporters Wall

Your name (with your permission) will be included in a specially commissioned part of the newly refurbished cinema. Selecting this reward also includes Website and On Screen Thanks.

£2,000 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£2000 Private Screening

You will receive a private screening for yourself and up to 30 of your friends/family to watch the film of your choice in the newly refurbished screen 3, at some point during the first year of operation. Selecting this reward also includes Website and On Screen thanks.

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