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Community Cinema Sound System


We provide our local community with the ability to watch movies voted by the members in a local setting where families can walk to the events. We have an induction loop for those with hearing aids, but we need to enhance the sound experience to reach all of our attendees.

Our goals:

  • To enable a clearer and more enjoyable cinematic experience especially for those with hearing challenges.
  • To reduce setup time and protect against equipment damage as it would be no longer necessary to transport equipment for every use.
  • The new sound equipment will permit us to deliver a more professional experience thereby encouraging a sense of community. The installation will benefit the charity that manages the hall by improving the facilities they can offer to other users.
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How we will achieve our goals

In our first year of operation we have managed with hires, loans and donations of old equipment. We have used our available funds to improve the seating, the projection and the hearing aid loop. This award would permit us to install a proper system that would not need to be dismantled after every screening.

Where the money will go

New equipment is not only less likely to fail but the enhanced quality will enable those with hearing difficulties to better share the experience that others enjoy.

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  1. Posted on August 9, 2017

    Many thanks to all who complete their vote for us. If you would share a link to this page on your Twitter and Facebook accounts to encourage friends to vote that would be very much appreciated.

  2. Posted on August 9, 2017

    Wishing you every success in such a worthwhile venture.

  3. Posted on August 13, 2017

    A wonderful local cinema, with great local support

  4. Posted on August 14, 2017

    Very much needed to keep our community going

  5. Posted on August 14, 2017

    Glad to help a worthwhile cause.

  6. Posted on August 14, 2017

    Easy to do!

  7. Posted on August 15, 2017

    A great concept that enables local people to see films on a big screen – like they were made to be seen!

  8. Posted on August 16, 2017

    This is already a successful project whose appeal would be enhanced by this monetary support. The cinema is an important element in consolidating and developing community cohesion and integration.

  9. Posted on August 16, 2017

    A worthwhile community activity.

  10. Posted on August 16, 2017

    Good luck.

  11. Posted on August 20, 2017

    Wishing you success with thus worthwhile project for the community.

  12. Posted on August 21, 2017

    Best of luck – this is exactly what Rusthall needs.

  13. Posted on August 22, 2017

    Done…Good Luck.

  14. Posted on August 23, 2017

    I am pleased to help, I hope you are successful.

  15. Posted on August 24, 2017

    Well done for your hard work for the local community – hope this campaign is successful

  16. Posted on August 26, 2017

    Enhanced sound would be the icing on the cake. The discussion groups are the best part for me – especially if I have already seen the film before. Everyone is so friendly, a real community.

  17. Posted on August 27, 2017

    Congrats to you all for giving Rusthall its own cinema!

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