Dear Friends of Kino-Teatr,
We hope you are staying safe and finding the best way possible for your families and businesses to navigate the current challenging times.
Ever since we opened Kino-Teatr five years ago we have enjoyed your immense support and enthusiastic response to our efforts to make an exciting, creative, inclusive environment at the heart of the St. Leonards' community. Being an unfunded venue, it was crucial for us to maintain an important connection with you when programming our versatile events - bringing to your doorstep National Theatre Live, new film releases and independent local film makers, Coffee Concerts, live musicals and theatre productions, Documentary and Irish Film Festivals, art exhibitions & live gigs by outstanding musicians.
To reflect the creative achievements of our wonderful town, we worked together with the talented local creative community. Kino-Teatr had inspirational feedback from its invited guests such as Sir David Hare, actors Paul McGann, Bill Nighy, Julian Sands and Brian Gleeson, directors David Caffrey and Mike Figgis, singers Liane Carroll and Sarah Jane Morris, to name a few. The growing sense of community and seeing how our audience enjoyed and appreciated our programme has been the single most rewarding experience throughout our 24/7 engagement at Kino-Teatr.
Unfortunately our work and our employees are now under serious threat due to the withdrawal of our scheduled events and the necessary policy of social distancing. To make sure Kino-Teatr will survive and re-open for you to enjoy, we are asking for your help! Your support in donating could make a vital difference to keep the cultural heart of St Leonards beating.
Having lived in St. Leonards for 25 years I am grateful for its people, its creativity and resilient spirit. We are working very hard to keep St.Leonards’ historical venue in everyone’s lives.
Thank you for your help and friendship!