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In 2022 the design of ActOne Cinema and  Cafe was awarded by the Ealing Civic Society. 

In 2023 our wonderful volunteer team received an Outstanding Achievement award from the Ealing Community Network.

We have been open for nearly three years. During that time we have launched numerous community initiatives:

  • Reduced ticketing for the over 60’s and students

  • Free Under 30’s membership and concessionary prices

  • Relaxed screenings (Autism friendly), with free tickets for carers

  • Weekly Carer & Baby screenings,

  • Childrens films in the school holidays

  • Regular special event screenings with Q&A’s

  • Monthly ‘classic’ discounted screenings for older customers

  • Monthly free Open Mic sessions for local talent.

  • Monthly Jazz evenings

  • Free or low-cost opportunities for local film-making students (Met School) to use the cinema for filming

  • Private hire of the cinema for parties and events

We have collaborated on community projects

  • with Bollo Youth Centre, JE DELVE and Artification

  • with the Acton History Group participating in Open House

  • with the Acton History Group to celebrate Passmore Edwards bicentenary

  • with the Chiswick Literary Festival

  • with the Ealing Music And Film Festival

  • with the Ealing Film Festival

  • we have facilitated a number of art shows and exhibitions

  • Projects supporting local charities CAPE / Mencap / City Harvest

  • we work with the charity INTOFILM introducing cinema to schoolchildren

  • we have organised several festival screenings, for example an Asian and Ukrainian short film festivals 

  • Participated in the Ealing Business Expo 2023

  • Free shows for A.P.P.L.E (the play group in Acton Park)

We work  with the community on the following:

  • Discounted screenings for local schools (Derwentwater, Ark Priory)

  • Discounted/free shows for local refugees – working with EASE

  • Supporting a young man from MENCAP through work experience programme

  • Provided a venue for the Ealing Local Planning engagement team for public consultation and display.

  • Hosted W3AreCommunity Christmas gift collection and wrapping event for local families living in refuges, escaping domestic violence.

Acton Arts Project has repurposed the Old Library building on Acton High Street into a sustainable two-screen cinema and café.  We  continue to welcome the community back into the building while maintaining the Passmore Edwards legacy and the heritage aspects of the setting.

We hope to build on our existing achievements, to continue to show excellent films but also to develop the potential of our shared spaces, forge stronger links to our community and play an active part in the regeneration of our high street.


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