The long journey to bring the magic of cinema back to Aberfeldy is almost over. After a 30-year gap, The Birks Cinema is on track for opening to the general public this spring. After a tremendous fundraising campaign, and a one year £1.3m construction programme, the modern cinema that will screen the latest blockbuster films will open its doors to the public towards the end of April and plans are in place to hold a series of community events in the run up to the official opening ...more>
Local MSP and Minister for Finance and Sustainable Growth John Swinney today visited the Birks Cinema project to view progress on the complete refurbishment of the old cinema building in the centre of Aberfeldy.
Works are advancing towards a projected opening of the new cinema in the Spring of 2013. It will show the latest blockbuster films on release, with 3D capability, and is also intended to be a community cinema that everyone can engage with and get involved in...more>
The Birks Cinema is pleased to announce the appointment of a General Manager to run the new state-of-the-art cinema currently undergoing a complete refurbishment in the heart of Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire.
Paul Foley hails originally from Glasgow, has a background in arts and has previously managed popular arts, music and catering venues, has a life-long love of cinema and is ‘incredibly excited’ at the prospect of getting the new cinema project up and running. Paul was selected from a very strong field of excellent candidates and the Board of The Birks Cinema is delighted to confirm his employment from 3rd December. As well as getting the business operation up and running, Paul is very enthusiastic about engaging with the community to make sure the cinema meets the needs and wishes of local people...more>
While many have relaxed on holiday or been glued to the Olympic Games over the summer months, progress on works to bring The Birks cinema back to life as a modern state of the art facility in Aberfeldy has continued apace...more>
Refurbishment and transformation into a state-of-the-art cinema in Aberfeldy is now underway. A large banner saying 'THANK YOU' to supporters and funders was unfurled on the fencing at the site today, and Friends of The Birks Cinema Group patron, Hollywood actor Alan Cumming, has welcomed this latest exciting step in realising the ambitions for the local community-led project...more>
- group to establish trading company
- appeal for volunteer board members
With construction work on the new Birks Cinema kicking off this month, the Friends of The Birks Cinema (FOBC) group has taken further steps in getting ready to run the new community facility...more>
Since achieving its fundraising target early in 2012, the Friends of The Birks Cinema Group is pleased to announce that refurbishment of The Birks Cinema is set to get underway in early May to create a modern, state-of-the-art facility. A contractor has been chosen...more>
Local community group Friends of the Birks Cinema can today confirm that a major award has been made by the Big Lottery Fund to help create a modern state-of-the-art cinema in Aberfeldy in the heart of Highland Perthshire. The award is hugely significant because it not only achieves the group's fundraising target, but will also provide some revenue support over the first five years to give the project a substantial 'jump start'.
The award was made under the Big Lottery Fund's Growing Community Assets programme, and totals £539,950...more>
As the deadline for the campaign to restore and modernise the Birks cinema reaches its conclusion the local group, Friends of the Birks Cinema, makes the following statement. Further statements and interviews will be available when a more formal announcement is made within the next two weeks...more>
Internationally renowned whisky distiller Dewar's, which operates the Aberfeldy Distillery, has donated over £10,000 to the Birks Cinema Group by sponsoring a whole row of seats...more>
Arts body Creative Scotland has today confirmed that it is to award the Friends of the Birks Cinema group £100,000 towards rebuilding and modernising the cinema in Aberfeldy...more>
As the end of January deadline for completing the marathon fundraising effort to revive the Birks cinema in Aberfeldy approaches, the Friends of the Birks campaign has received a hugely significant boost of £100,000 from the Scottish Hydro Griffin wind farm community fund ...more
Following the launch in early August of the concerted 6 month campaign to raise the remaining funds for the rebuild and modernisation of the Birks cinema in Aberfeldy, the charity ‘Friends of the Birks Cinema’ reports ‘good progress’, but with still a’long way to go’ to meet the £1.8m target by the end of January ...more.
All welcome to event on 30th August 2011, 7.30pm, Aberfeldy Town Hall Scottish film maker ...more
Birks cinema campaign stepped up - 6 months left to 'complete the arts and culture triangle of Highland Perthshire' ...more