20th Century Flicks in Bristol calls on film lovers for support

20th Century Flicks in Bristol calls on film lovers for support

Posted on: 11 Sep 2014

20th Century Flicks has long been a firm favourite with film fans across Bristol, housing the UK’s largest collection of films available to the public and an icon in the city’s thriving film scene.


The company, who have been running for over 30 years in Bristol, are now asking their supporters to help them in creating the ultimate video shop. Supporters of this venture will be generously rewarded with a host of incentives including free rentals, artwork and limited t shirt prints, in exchange for financial aid, expertise and equipment lending. The crowd-funded campaign launches this week, as the film shop’s expansion was sadly rejected by the banks. Fundsurfer.com will be the home to 20th Century Flicks’ campaign, which aims to raise £10,000. These funds once raised will be used to expand their already substantial rental library of over 18,000 films, create a large screening venue, a coffee house, an online streaming service, and of course a bigger film shop.


David Taylor, 20th Century Flicks, said:


"It’s important for Bristol that we stick around and we certainly don’t want to fade out like so many other indie record and video shops. Launching a crowd-funding campaign with Fundsurfer offers us a great platform for customers old and new to get involved in helping take this film business to the next level. Movie habits are moving into online, but there’s an important role for places like 20th Century Flicks to expand and offer something bigger, better and importantly more sustainable for the future. We hope Bristol’s film loving population want to support what we’re doing."


For anyone interested in getting involved by pledging money, log onto the Fundsurfer.com website www.fundsurfer.com. Supporters can pledge anything from £1 and film-related rewards are on offer for pledges £5 and above.


If you are interested in pledging skills, expertise or equipment such as furniture or decorating materials, then please contact one of the team via email at info@20thcenturyflicks.co.uk.

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James Anderson

Born and raised in the suburbs of Swansea, Jimmy moved to Bristol back in 2004 to attend university. Passionate about live music, sport, science and nature, he can usually be found walking his cocker spaniel Baxter at any number of green spots around the city. Call James on 078 9999 3534 or email Editor@365Bristol.com.