Cinema receives almost £240,000 in Lottery funding to fix leaky roof
PUBLISHED: 16:07 14 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:07 14 September 2019
A grade II-listed cinema will receive almost £240,000 in Lottery funding to help fix its leaky roof.
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.
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.
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.