Season Greetings


Dear members and friends,

2020 marks Close-Up’s 15th anniversary and five years since we opened our cinema for the first time. It was always our intention to celebrate this milestone with a month of screenings, events and gatherings - a chance to celebrate the community that has sprung up around our venue and to bring together all those people who have helped establish us as an essential cinema and film resource in both the national and international film culture.

Instead, we have spent much of this year with our doors closed. But in this difficult time, it has been a silver lining to see how strong that community has remained.  Simple acts like continuing a membership or pre-purchasing a cinema ticket have kept Close-Up alive when the future seemed most uncertain. It is not an exaggeration to say that without the support of our members and friends alike, Close-Up could not have survived this far.

We are also delighted to announce that Close-Up will be receiving the BFI's Cultural Recovery Fund grant. This grant is a huge relief for all of us as it will allow us to continue the work we do and serves as a recognition of all that Close-Up managed to achieve during these five extraordinary years of film exhibition. We can now head into 2021 with renewed confidence that we will weather the storm and return to doing what we are so passionate about.

It is our dearest hope to resume our programme as soon as it is safe for all of us to do so. Until then, we will be offering our Click & Collect service for the duration of Tier 4 measures in London, starting Sunday 27th December. This service will be available only on Sundays until further notice.

All of us at Close-Up would like to wish you the very best during the festivities and cannot wait to welcome you back again!

The Close-Up team

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