Unfortunately, we do have some very sad news to tell you all! Since re-opening in November 2021 after the 2 year closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hall has not been getting enough audiences in for the films. We've had the odd excellent evening, but simply not enough to keep going.
Obviously, the energy crisis is the main cause in that we're paying out more in bills than we're bringing in. We were never for profit but to pay for the upkeep of the hall is tremendous. Heating, lighting, cleaning, maintenance, insurance, health & safety... the list goes on.
At our recent committee meeting, it was agreed that we are going to have to seek substantial grant aid and/or funding in one way or another... Or the Charity may not be able to continue operating.
On and off, this beautiful hall has been the hub of society for nearly 90 years, with many amazingly energetic, enthusiastic trustee committee members and volunteers here every week to work in the shop, ticket booth, projector and marshalling. And we must not forget our regulars visiting and supporting the hall by coming to watch a film most weeks.
If you can give anything, no matter how small, it will help us to keep our beautiful hall going.
Tracy (manager) ~ and all the amazing members of Cross Hands Public Hall & Cinema.