Black Country cinema aiming to bridge funding gap.
Wolverhampton’s Light House Cinema has launched a Crowdfunding campaign to ensure that the new year starts with a bang. The registered charity is seeking donations to help bridge a gap in expected income until a series of high profile events scheduled for 2022 help to stabilise the iconic venue, which has taken a financial hit caused by enforced closures and social distancing compliant audience limits due to the pandemic.
Events due to take place at the venue in 2022 include hosting four exhibitions as part of the British Art Show 9, Deaffest 2022, Wolverhampton Literature Festival and the city’s first film festival. The Chubb Buildings will also be home to the latest addition to the Medicine bakery chain, which will increase footfall to the venue.
Light House CEO Kelly Jeffs says of the campaign: “Light House has fought hard to make it through the pandemic so far, and we were delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to the cinema in the summer of 2021.
“There is so much in store for Light House in the coming year, but we need your support to see us through to 2022 so that we can really capitalise on these new opportunities. We appreciate every donation, big or small, and any help people can give by spreading the word about the campaign. We have had so much encouragement from our supporters over the years and we’re hopeful that they can come through for us again.”