Filmhouse is a registered charity and one of the few truly independent cinemas left in Scotland.
We have been so touched by the outpouring of love and support since we were forced to close our doors in 2020. Last summer you rallied around us, and we were absolutely delighted and humbled to reach our fundraising target which helped re-open Filmhouse safely for customers and staff. We will reopen again as soon as Public Health Restrictions allow, and we look forward to safely welcoming you back when the time is right.
You make us more than just great films and we need your help to keep going. COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the arts and culture sector, and Filmhouse is no exception. Keeping our customers and staff safe is our number one priority, and for the foreseeable future, this means that we will be operating at a significantly reduced capacity when we are able to reopen. Over 60% of our annual income is raised through ticket sales and from our Cafe Bar, so we need your support to keep us going.
Help us keep independent cinema at the heart of Edinburgh. You can also donate online, or via Paypal. This will prompt you to give to our parent charity, the Centre for the Moving Image, and all donations will support Filmhouse at this difficult time.
You can also increase your charitable donation, thanks to the Gift Aid scheme that allows us to claim an additional 25p for every pound you donate, at no extra cost to you.
Thank you so much for your support, and we hope to see you again soon.
When you buy a ticket to a film at Filmhouse, you'll be prompted to include an optional £2 donation, which we can also claim Gift Aid on if you are a UK taxpayer. Your donation helps us with the immediate challenge of running Filmhouse at a significantly reduced capacity. Please opt in if you can.
You can also support us by becoming a Filmhouse Member, which gives you priority booking for EIFF, and discounts off the Filmhouse bar and tickets year-round. For more information, visit: https://www.filmhousecinema.com/membership
Support us by buying a gift voucher! Visit: www.filmhousecinema.com/shop
If you wish to discuss making a donation please contact us:
Head of Development
0131 228 6382
Centre for the Moving Image is a member of the Fundraising Guarantee. Please view our statement here.