Curzon (Clevedon) Community Centre for the Arts Ltd

Roof Restoration - Curzon Community Cinema

First phase of a complete restoration of this historic community run cinema, believed to be the oldest purpose-built, continuously operated cinema in the world. Total cost estimated to be up to £200,000. The campaign is supported by one of our Patrons, international stage and screen actor Alan Rickman.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1058389)




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



This project will see the complete restoration of the roof and roof structure, ensuring that the building is weathertight, enabling future phases to be programmed. The current roof dates from the 1920's and is in poor condition, resulting in constant water leaks damaging the fabric of this Grade 2 Listed building. The roof restoration is essential to protect the building and its historic decorations and contents, including The Curzon Collection of historic cinema projection and other equipment. The roof project will be managed in a way that protects our 'continuous operation' status, so that the cinema rmeains as a continuing resource for the local community.