19 Aug

Limited edition postcards will support cinema’s roof fund appeal

Posted 19/08/2019 by: Reeds Rains

Curzon postcards fund raising

Limited edition postcards have gone on sale to help raise funds for vital roof restoration works at a historic cinema thanks to Reeds Rains Clevedon.

The postcards, for the Curzon Cinema, one of the oldest operating cinemas in Britain, have been funded and produced by Reeds Rains situated at Clevedon Triangle, just a stone’s throw from the Old Church Road cinema.

Reeds Rains Clevedon director, Charlotte Emsley, said:

“We wanted to support the Curzon and the roof fund seemed something we should get on board with, so we came up with the idea of producing a limited edition set of postcards that will not only help the cinema raise much needed cash, but also give supporters something to show for their money.”

There are two designs of postcards available which depict the historic cinema through the years, a black and white one and a full colour one and only 250 of each design have been, or will be printed.

The Curzon launched a campaign earlier in the year to raise £100,000 to cover the costs of rebuilding the cinema’s roof after narrowly missing out on a restoration grant from  Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Curzon was advised it had met all the criteria but the HLF could only fund four out of 28 applications and the cinema was just unlucky not to be one of the four.

Susannah Shaw, the Curzon’s CEO, said:

“Lots of fundraising ideas are put forward but we have limited time and manpower so are unable to action them all. With a project like this we have had to do nothing but open our arms and receive, with thanks, the wonderful postcards and put them on sale. We are extremely grateful to Reeds Rains.”

The limited edition postcards are on sale now priced £2 each, available from the Curzon and at the Reeds Rains offices on Clevedon Triangle and in Portishead High Street.

To donate directly to the Curzon’s roof appeal visit the Curzon Roof page on The Big Give website.