Support Your Dominion Cinema

by Dominion Cinema Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

£51,667

£60,000 target 31 days left
86% 1010 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 27th November 2020 at 4:19pm

The Dominion Cinema Edinburgh needs your support more than ever to be able to open our doors again.

by Dominion Cinema Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

We are one of the only independent family run and owned cinemas in Scotland, serving the Edinburgh community for nearly 83 years.

When we closed our doors on the 17 March we had no idea so much time would pass before we were able to open again and welcome our lovely patrons back to the big screen experience.

We have met all our financial obligations but unfortunately have not as yet been eligible for any grants and we still have many overheads of essential service contracts.

As many of you will know, using a crowd funding initiative was not something we ever thought we would have to do but as time goes on it has become clear that we need your help to survive this crisis.

Every time we prepare to open our doors again we receive the disappointing news that yet another exciting title is being delayed. We understand the reluctance of the distributors to release film titles in such uncertain times and we know that 2021 will be an exceptional year and we want to be part of it.

Whilst we wait for happier times we have been working on a schedule of classic films, event cinema such as Royal Opera House and Ballet favourites together with the limited but excellent selection of new films available to us.    

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Cinema has survived a world war, multiple recessions, the advent of TV, video, dvd and the rise of the multiplex and Netflix, we don’t want to have met our match with covid-19.

Creating the 'New Normal'

We have used this time to improve our facilities, made our screens safer for you, and we want you all to know and understand the steps we have taken to help ensure your safety. In particular, around social distancing. Here are just a few of the extra measures we will be taking:

  • We will have a personal Meet & Greet service on arrival, with your tickets being checked & you will be directed to the screen. 
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout the building. Chairs and tables will be cleaned and sanitised with antibacterial spray before and after every customer sitting. 
  • Our Bonds Bar Menu can now be viewed online with a QR code at your table. We are in the process of developing a online ordering system. 
  • Privacy Screens have been added between each sofa in our First Class Lounge, with extra tables. 

Rewards 

We have been so grateful for the messages of support we have received throughout this difficult time and it is wonderful to know that we are in your thoughts.

We are making this request for support, to keep the heart of the Dominion Cinema beating, through these turbulent, uncertain times so that the Dominion will continue to provide the exceptional cinematic experience and service you know and love, in the future.

By purchasing one of our rewards you will be giving us the best possible chance of keeping the lights on at the Dominion.

Please help us by sharing the link to this page with your family and friends. 

First Class Seating 

Sit back and relax in our First Class Lounge. Now with added privacy screens between each reclining sofa and armchair. 

Table service operates between 7pm - 7.45pm daily with the film beginning at 8pm. 

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Red Star Screen

Our Red Star screen is available for private screenings. We offer child, teen and adult packages and makes the perfect family outing, birthday or corporate event. 

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We love hearing all of our customers memories from their trips to 'The Dom'; so many first visits, first dates, special celebrations... and especially the fond memories of Derek Cameron, who is so integral to the success and survival of the business as it is today. Always front of house, always smiling and utterly committed to bringing the best and brightest of entertainment to the people of Edinburgh. His legacy continues today with the fourth generation.

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Picture: Derek Cameron MBE

As the founder, Captain William Cameron MBE said on the opening night back in 1938, after welcoming the audience; "The policy of the cinema is maximum comfort, courtesy and to strive for and achieve the best possible service for our patrons."

Thank you for taking the time to read our page. We appreciate any donations given and want to continue to bring you quality entertainment in the most comfortable surroundings.

We look forward to being able to open our doors again and welcome all of our lovely, loyal patrons together with new faces, back to experience the magic of cinema once again.

1602245356_screen_shot_2020-10-09_at_13.05.01.pngPicture: Captain William Cameron built the cinema in just twelve weeks. The cinema opened on 31 January 1938.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Donation

Donate £20 to help support the Dominion Cinema. With a huge thank you from all at the Dominion.

£30 or more

£30 Donation

Donate £30 to help support the Dominion Cinema. You will be automatically entered in to our Red Star private screen experience giveaway. The winner will be announced at the end of the fundraiser. With sincere thanks from all at the Dominion.

£40 or more

£40 Donation - Wine & Popcorn

Donate £40, and as a thank you we will give you a bottle of wine and two popcorns on your next visit to the Dominion, during your chosen film. Your voucher will be ready to collect from the Box Office from January 20th - November 20th 2021 and must be redeemed within these dates. With sincere thanks from all at the Dominion.

£60 or more

£60 First Class for Two Guests & Drinks Package

Donate £60, and as a massive thank you we would like to invite you and another guest to a screening in our First Class venue. Includes a glass of wine, beer or soft drink each and Pringles. Your First Class cinema voucher will be ready to collect from the Box Office from January 20th - November 20th 2021 and must be redeemed within these dates.

£160 or more

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£160 - First Class for Four, Champagne & Snacks

Donate £160, and to show our appreciation we would like to invite you and three guests to a screening in our First Class venue to watch the latest blockbuster. This also includes a bottle of house champagne, a popcorn each, Pringles & a box of chocolates. Your cinema voucher will be ready to collect from the Box Office from January 20th - November 20th 2021 and must be redeemed within these dates.

£230 or more

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£230 Private Children's Birthday Screening

Donate £230, and you will receive a private screening for a children's birthday party. You can invite up to 20 children, with at least two supervising adults. Pringles and Fruitshoots included. Archive film only, max 2 hours long. Specific time slots. Your private children's party voucher will be ready to collect from the Box Office from January 20th - November 20th 2021 and must be redeemed within these dates.

£400 or more

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£400 Private Screening including Champagne

Donate £400, and to show our appreciation you will receive a private screening for up to 20 adults. Includes four bottles of champagne & Pringles snacks. Archive film only, max 2 hours long. Specific time slots. Your private screening voucher will be ready to collect from the Box Office from January 20th - November 20th 2021 and must be redeemed within these dates. With sincere thanks from all at the Dominion.

£600 or more

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£600 Corporate Private Screening

Donate £600, and you will receive a corporate private screening in our Gold Two screen for up to 60 guests, Pringles included. Perfect way to entertain clients. Archive film only, max two hours long. Specific time slots, Sunday - Thursday. Your private screening voucher will be available to collect from the Box Office from January 20th - November 20th 2021 and must be redeemed within these dates.

Let's make 'Support Your Dominion Cinema' happen

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