The existence of our beloved Pop Up Cinema is under threat as a result of unpresidented Rates Bill of £26,000!
The Westway trust which manages the land, and the Cinema is a Not For Profit social enterprise run by volunteers. This hugh bill could cause the immediate closure of the Cinema and the Aclam village.
Project director Tim Burke said ’It’s desperately sad that our temporary art projects might now be rated. I cannot name a Pop Up that generates such an income as to pay 25,000 in rates. We pay no rent and last year we supported the muched loved Portobello Film Festival, the Kurdish Film Festival and gave the cinema to any number of Independent film festivals and community screenings. This situation has not changed yet but everyone
Is working hard and remains hopeful’.