Palace Digital Fund  

A new campaign has been launched to bring Harwich’s iconic cinema into the digital age. The cost of the new digital equipment will be about £55,000 and the Electric Palace Trust aims to raise the money by November 2011 when the cinema celebrates its centenary.


The Electric Palace Trust is planning for a full programme of special events to raise the funds needed. The campaign kicked off with a recent charity screening of Clive Owen’s new film The Boys are Back. This raised £2,400 and the Palace will stage five more screenings of the film on the weekend of February 26, 27 and 28, with all the net proceedings going to the fund.


Many thanks to the organisers of the ‘Mamma Mia’ evening with Abbalicious, held at the Harwich Park Pavilion on Friday 16th July. They held a collection at the end of the concert in aid of the Palace Digital Fund.  Many thanks for their donation of £70 plus.   


The cinema will retain the two 60 year old Kalee 21 projectors which currently are used to show new and old 35mm films so that in future when new releases will all be digital, it will still be possible to screen pre-digital-age films such as those from the National Archive of the British Film Institute. Over the years the Electric Palace has built up a very good working relationship with the BFI because it can project these historic films on the class of machines on which they were projected at first release.  


Further funds to maintain and repair this historic cinema are needed. Please support the Electric Palace by:

Last Updated Friday, July 23 2010 at 03:30 PM BST

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