Cash boost for historic cinema restoration


10 January 2012
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A project to restore the historic Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy has received a cash boost of £100,000. ...

A project to restore the historic Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy has received a cash boost of £100,000.

Members of a project which aims to restore the Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy have received a £100,000 grant from Scottish Hydro. The money will go towards re-opening the cinema, which closed thirty years ago, and will cost around £1.8 million to rebuild. The Friends of the Birks Cinema charity  now has eighty percent of the funds needed to begin project and spokesperson Charlotte Flowers said: We were delighted to learn that our application to the Scottish Hydro Griffin Community Fund was successful.

'A significant award such as this will play a very important part in meeting our target at the end of January to secure the match funding awarded in June 2010 from Scotland's Rural Development Programme.

'Our plans to revive the Birks building into a state-of-the-art modern cinema continue and we hope to provide residents and visitors with a first-class facility to be proud of.'

(Image copyright Robin Baker Architects)

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