Cinema receives almost £240,000 in Lottery funding to fix leaky roof

PUBLISHED: 16:07 14 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:07 14 September 2019

Susannah Shaw and Tuppence Middleton launched the fundraising appeal. Picture: Curzon Cinema

Susannah Shaw and Tuppence Middleton launched the fundraising appeal. Picture: Curzon Cinema

Curzon Cinema

A grade II-listed cinema will receive almost £240,000 in Lottery funding to help fix its leaky roof.

Damage caused by rain coming though the damaged roof.     Picture: MARK ATHERTONDamage caused by rain coming though the damaged roof. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon's Curzon cinema has been successful in its bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and will gain £239,900 to replace its 1920s roof tiles, which had become very fragile and caused leaks throughout the building.

The cinema, in Old Church Road, missed out on a £2.2million bid from the HLF in October.

Originally built in 1912, the Curzon is one of the UK's oldest, purpose built, continuously running, independent cinemas.

Damage caused by rain coming though the damaged roof.     Picture: MARK ATHERTONDamage caused by rain coming though the damaged roof. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

In April, the cinema launched its Tag A Tile campaign with a remit of raising £500,000.

The scheme allowed people to make donations of £10 or more to fund replacements for the cinema roof's 12,833 tiles.

Chief executive, Susannah Shaw, previously told the Times she wanted to raise £100,000 by September.

Damage caused by rain coming though the damaged roof.     Picture: MARK ATHERTONDamage caused by rain coming though the damaged roof. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon-born actress Tuppence Middleton backed the appeal and became a patron of the cinema.

For more reaction, read next week's North Somerset Times.

Damage caused by rain coming though the damaged roof.     Picture: MARK ATHERTONDamage caused by rain coming though the damaged roof. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Damage caused by rain coming though the damaged roof.     Picture: MARK ATHERTONDamage caused by rain coming though the damaged roof. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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