The cinema landscape has changed dramatically in the last 10 years with the digital revolution. The UK has been at the forefront in the switch to digital cinema with the UK Film Council launching the Digital Screen Network of 210 cinemas across the country. Light House Cinema in Wolverhampton became part of this network which enabled digital projection capability in just one of its screens. This has allowed a successful and varied programme of independent, contemporary and classic film alongside live content from around the world, and productions made by regional filmmakers.
The support from this Network has now come to an end and Light House is entering into an uncertain period. In order to maintain the unique cinema programme which Light House currently offers its audiences, it needs to make both screens fully digital by upgrading its projection equipment. If Light House is unable to fully upgrade to digital it will only be able to show a gradually diminishing selection of films into the future. More and more new releases will only be available in a digital format rather than on 35mm film. Light House will not have access to classic films which have been converted to digital. This will result in Light House being unable to cater for the needs of local and regional audiences. After 25 years of investment from the local authority and other funding bodies, and support from loyal audience members, Light House wants to overcome this risk and ensure that it is able to maintain and extend its programming capabilities and support regional filmmakers for another 25 years and beyond! And of course this will mean that Wolverhampton continues to have a leading independent cinema so that local residents can access a unique cultural offering right on their doorstep. Light House is looking to raise at least towards the cost of this project and is inviting you to donate from as little as £1. In return for your investment into your local cinema Light House will recognise your valued contribution with our rewards...
We have reached our Angelshares target!
Published on 2nd November, 2012
We have an exciting announcement to make which means that we will soon be able to fully upgrade our projection equipment in our studio cinema auditorium to digital, allowing us to maintain our unique cinema programme and ensuring we can show the full range of releases as more and more films become released in a purely digital format.
We have successfully sourced an amount of capital investment from the Local Authority which will enable us to reach our target of £7500 for our Angelshares project, and topping up the amazing total of £4671 we have received from online and over the counter donations.
Now that we have reached our target we can start to issue rewards to all those that have donated and can make plans for the installation of the new equipment, with the aim to have a fully digital cinema by January 2013!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has supported this fundraising project and we hope you enjoy your rewards as a thank you for your gift. We have recently been awarded charity status so do keep an eye on our website for more information on future fundraising projects and ways to support Light House.
You can now donate through Light House Box Office
Published on 12th March, 2012
We are now accepting cash/card/cheque Angelshare donations via our box office at Light House. Contact us on 01902 716055 or donate at the desk next time you visit. Although these donations won't show up on the target on this page (that will be for online donations only) we will keep a running total on our website and in box office aswell.
Lots of shares donated so far!!!
Published on 17th February, 2012
We have had a great initial response to the launch of our Angelshares project on Valentine's Day and would like to thank you everyone who has already donated and spread the word for us!