Help Renew The Revue!
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Help to continue to bring amazing cinematic features and shorts from around the world to Roncesvalles by supporting the Revue Film Society in their effort to Renew the Revue. The Revue Film Society (RFS) was established to operate a cinema, advance the knowledge and appreciation of films and serve the community’s interest by showing a diverse range of movies. We are a non-profit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors. The cinema is kept running by an amazing team and we couldn’t do any of this without our dedicated volunteers. The Revue has occupied its location at 400 Roncesvalles Avenue since 1912 and until June 2006, never closed its doors. In June the community took action and ‘Saved the Revue’ and it was reopened in October 2007 when the Revue Film Society was born.
The next chapter has begun and six years later the Revue has much to celebrate; we now have a new digital projector and a new sound system thanks to the Trillium Foundation and we offer unique programming like, The Book Revue, Bring your own Baby, Epicure’s Revue and Silent Sundays.
The Revue is due for a facelift, as it needs major interior upgrades to the ticket lobby, main lobby, and auditorium. In fact, we need to upgrade the plumbing, lighting, wall treatments, doors, walls and floors! In order to attract new patrons and retain our existing ones, the Revue needs to be welcoming, clean, and state-of-the-art. The RFS has estimated the capital needed to accomplish the majority of this, along with a contingency and overhead costs, at approximately $150,000. Many funding sources are being utilized in order to accomplish the Revue building renovations, but we are coming up short and we need to raise $90,000. With the raised funds the Revue will continue to provide an exceptional screening experience, and be a hub for film lovers in Toronto’s west end. Our programming vision will continue our current programming and look to include new programming such as film series discussion groups, mini festivals and film events in partnership with other groups in Toronto. We will present the best in current international and independent cinema. The RFS has been welcomed by the Roncesvalles neighbourhood and BIA and we would love for our friends and neighbours to be part of the Revue Cinema. It is a great time to get involved with RFS and Renew the Revue!
Thank you to all of our supporters, listed here!
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