31st january 2012
As the deadline for the campaign to restore and modernise the Birks cinema reaches its conclusion the local group, Friends of the Birks Cinema, makes the following statement. Further statements and interviews will be available when a more formal announcement is made within the next two weeks.
Charlotte Flower, Chair of the Friends of the Birks Cinema said:
"Some last minute funders have come forward looking to bridge the funding gap that remains, and final decisions are imminent. There also needs to be a short period of due diligence by our principal funders and we hope to be able to make a formal announcement within the next week or so to say whether we have passed the final hurdle.
"In the meantime we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped with our big push campaign over the last six months. The support we have received from near and far has been brilliant - from the buyer of a raffle ticket to some of our major funders, every single contribution has been important and is appreciated very much."