120 years ago the great Victorian benefactor John Passmore Edwards gave us one of the best buildings in Acton.
But its doors were closed six years ago.
Now we have an excellent chance to get this brick and stone classic back - as a classic cinema.
For two years a dedicated group of local people - The Acton Arts Project - has worked to turn it into a two-screen cinema, cafe-bar and arts hub. Day and night you and your families could see the latest films - and a whole lot more you won’t find in the multiplexes at the other end of the Uxbridge Road.
And it would kick-start the revitalisation of the whole of Acton High Street.
The bid is in front of Ealing Council. Winning the building back will trigger the potential for big grants from the GLA and others. Once it’s up and running, it will make money. But YOUR money is needed to get things started - to fund the planning and re-design inside.
So we’re asking the five thousand who’ve pledged support and waited so patiently - and new supporters - to pledge money. Whether your contribution is bigger or smaller, every contribution will help. We will be keeping a list of donors and anticipate announcing a range of donor perks at a later date. This is just a pledge. If we don’t manage to hit our target, no money will be taken from your account.
The project is called A Cinema for Acton.
You can find it here: https://www.spacehive.com/a-cinema-for-acton.
Please pledge generously. It’s your chance to help get back a great Acton building - and give it a great Acton future.