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Bag your own seat to play a Cameo role

posted 15 Dec 2009, 05:32 by David Rintoul

Film fans are to have the chance to dedicate their own cinema seat and help the Cameo Cinema in its latest fundraising drive.

The cinema's Name Your Seat campaign will boost efforts to raise £80,000 for repairs to the 95-year-old building.

Patrons can name a seat of their choice, with a dedication to themselves, a loved one or business engraved on a brass plaque mounted on the seat.

The price is £125 until 31 December, when it rises to £150, with funds to be matched by the cinema's parent company, City Screen Limited. The scheme was due to be launched this morning by Sarah Boyack MSP, Genni Poole, daughter of the Cameo's founder Jim Poole, and marketing manager Johnny Munro.

Ms Boyack said: "The Cameo Cinema has found a special place in the hearts of Edinburgh film lovers over the past 60 years. I welcome this initiative because it will not only allow those patrons the chance to personalise and be part of that atmosphere but will also contribute to the refurbishments the cinema so desperately needs."

The cinema, in Home Street, is raising funds to restore the canopy and entrance, rebuild its toilet and repair the drains.

Source: Evening News