Support Southport Bijou Cinema

by Southport Bijou Cinema in Southport, England, United Kingdom

Support Southport Bijou Cinema


raised in 96 days



Southport Bijou is a community cinema screening classics old and new, independent films not shown at multiplexes, and dynamic world cinema.

by Southport Bijou Cinema in Southport, England, United Kingdom

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With more money raised, we would install a lift at the Bijou Cinema, allowing us to expand our upstairs space into another Arts and Events area open to everybody, including those with disabilities.

The Southport Bijou Cinema is an Not-For-Profit, volunteer-run independent community cinema in the North West town of Southport, screening old classics, new independent movies, and a wide range of other things to its 75 seat audience daily. We are a registered Community Interest Company.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses, which is going to make it very challenging for businesses to survive. Unfortunately, the outbreak has come just 5 months after the Southport Bijou Cinema opened in October 2019, and it's a shame as at the Bijou, we felt we were just hitting our stride. Now, like everyone else, we have sadly been forced to close our doors temporarily. 

Crowdfunder are offering up their platform to allow all UK small businesses to pre-sell their events, bookings etc for cash now on a promise to redeem these at a later date. We've decided to make this page in order to do this with GIFT CARDS, MEMBERSHIPS and other DONATIONS, in order to help a little over the coming, difficult months. Times are tough for everyone, but we're an optimistic team and we're looking ahead to our eventual re-opening when people can redeem the things we're selling on here now.

Though the government have been helpful in their freezing of business rates etc, we have a small team of paid staff members, and aside from paying them, still need to pay to heat the building, for Internet, insurance, rent etc. If we can make some extra money whilst we're closed in exchange for things for you to use when we're open, then we thought why not give it a go.

The Memberships we sell will be valid to a year from the date you buy them, and the Gift Cards will have an unlimited expiry date on them too. Thanks so much for your support in our little cinema, we love each and every one of you and can't wait to open our doors to you again.

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