Our Aims

The Friends are a group of people who enjoy cinema and feel in some way connected to the Hyde Park Picture House. We want to ensure that it does not go the way of so many wonderful historic cinemas across the country. In particular we want as many, and as wide a range of people as possible to be able to experience the same enjoyment through it that we do.

The main aims as defined in our constitution are:

  1. To promote, support and participate in the cultural landscape of Hyde Park,
    Leeds and Yorkshire, particularly through an appreciation and understanding
    of the art of cinema
  2. To celebrate the heritage of the Hyde Park Picture House and ensure its
    preservation and continued use for cinema and related arts by and for all
    sections of the community.

We do this in a number of ways, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Raise funds through membership fees which can be used to help support the activities of the organisation.
  • Maintain an engaged group of individuals who can help the organisation to achieve its objectives.
  • Maintain an engaged core audience for the Hyde Park Picture House who will regularly engage with it as a film venue and act as ambassadors for it throughout the wider community.