New £7,000 projector will turn Marlborough town hall into a cinema for all
Kennet Valley Arts Trust has received a boost – a donation of £7,000 to provide a new digital projector for the revamped improvements at Marlborough town hall so that it can become a cinema in its own right.
KVAT is the local charity pursuing the development of an arts centre in the heart of Marlborough aimed “to enhance and enrich the cultural life of the Kennet Valley and surrounding area”.
Chairman John Cornwell told Marlborough News Online: “The provision of these wonderful new facilities to show film in the centre of Marlborough is a project to which our trustees give their full support”.
KVAT has concentrated its efforts on bringing film to the Marlborough area over the past couple of years and, to this end, has formed Marlborough Downs Movies (MDM) in partnership with the town council and St John's School.
St John’s has already become the venue for children's and family films. Meanwhile, KVAT has run a successful season at Rabley Drawing Centre, concentrating on showing foreign and arthouse films.
It is now intended that Marlborough town hall becomes the "third" cinema for the area running a programme of popular mainstream film with the emphasis on supporting British ventures.
Marlborough’s mayor, Councillor Alexander Kirk Wilson, and Guy Loosmore (pictured), chair of the town council’s Property Committee, have both thanked KVAT for its generosity and applauded the help that the local community has given to the new upgrading of the town hall facilities.
Stay tuned to see the new projector in action – the 2011/12 programme dates are on the KVAT box office website at www.kvat.co.uk/film.html