Take a Seat Appeal

This September, the Corn Exchange Cinema turned 10 years old! To celebrate this anniversary and help raise funds to ensure the future of our beautiful venue, we are giving you the chance to name a seat.

Naming a seat is a very personal way for you to support the Corn Exchange.  Whether it’s in your own name, in memory of a loved one or as a gift for someone special - your donation will enable us to carry out our extensive programme of work, fulfilling our mission to offer high quality arts and entertainment to enhance the life of the local community.  We believe passionately that the arts make a difference in peoples’ lives and we’re here to help make sure that’s a reality. 

For a £300 donation (or 5 annual installments of £65), you can select a seat in the Corn Exchange cinema. Each seat will have a headrest cover, embroidered with your chosen name or message (terms and conditions apply). 

You’ll then be invited to attend a private VIP cinema screening taking place in March 2018, to unveil the named seats. The VIP screenings will be an annual occasion and each donor will be sent a commemorative certificate to keep and acknowledged as a Take a Seat supporter on our website (with your permission).

Please use the donation form below to Take a Seat. If you wish to name a specific seat, please call the Development Office to discuss available seating, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please note that naming a seat does not guarantee that you will be able to sit in this seat when booking film tickets. Full Terms and Conditions listed below.

Your generous donation will fund activities at the Corn Exchange and make a difference in helping us to carry out our extensive programme of work.  Our audiences and the local community are at the heart of everything we do, and we would very much like to be able to continue making a positive difference to people’s lives through the arts in the future. 

This project comes at an exciting time, as from 1 September 2016, for the next three years, Arts Council England will be matching all new donations – doubling the impact of your Take a Seat gift. So a donation of £300 means £600 for the Corn Exchange!


Terms and Conditions:

• Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

• Your chosen name and/or message can be up to a maximum of 40 characters.

• You will be sent a proof of your chosen name or message to sign, to confirm that you are happy with the spelling and layout.

• Named headrest covers will remain in situ for 5 years.

• VIP film screenings will take place once a year, for 5 years.

• Naming a seat does not guarantee the recipient will be able to choose this seat when booking   film tickets, or provide any advanced booking privileges.

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