Darryl Griffiths is doing a sponsored binge of movies, and explains how you can help the Wolverhampton Light House cinema right here.

Proudly owning the tag as the only independent cinema in the Black Country. Light House based in the heart of Wolverhampton has been entertaining many a Midlander, within the historic confines of the Chubb Buildings, for the best part of 30 years. A registered charity, it’s been a community hub for a whole host of devoted support groups and events.

For me personally, it has been a safe haven that I’ve happily called my second home for the five years I’ve been associated with it. The devoted staff and wonderful customers that I’m greeted by on a day-to-day basis have helped me to significantly grow in confidence and somehow survive two personal losses that shattered my world within the space of 18 months. No matter what I’ve attempted to do in aid of Light House, it will never truly feel like enough of a repayment for what it’s done for me.

As much as current times are extremely testing, it could be argued Light House is well acclimatised to adverse conditions. We are no strangers to severe funding cuts from our local council, which has left it awfully dependent on the sheer generosity of the general public. The public who help spread the word about the riches of the monthly programme, put on within the tightest of budgets.

As a response to the temporary closure which very much threatens the Light House’s continued existence, I have decided to do a 24 hour Netflix film marathon on Saturday 4th April in aid of the centre, to raise much-needed funds. I have allowed those who donate to pick the 12 films I’ll navigate on the day and unsurprisingly the taste is impeccable. A double dash of Tom Hanks and Studio Ghibli. A sprinkling of Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan just to give you a teaser.

I’m under no illusion that this is an unprecedented and uncertain time for many people financially. The Light House is one of a wealth of arts venues who are battling for their livelihoods. But if in this dark time,  you can give us hope we’ll see the lights of Light House once again it would mean the world.

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