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In January 2010, James Hannaway, CEO of The Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted told us that the structural survey had been successfully completed and that contracts are due to be exchanged in early February.
James also made the following statement:
"Thank you for your commitment towards the restoration of the Odeon on London Rd. Please send cheques only at this early stage*. Other methods of payment (BACS, standing orders etc) will be available soon.
ABL (Advanced Booking List) Membership: £285 limited to first 1000 names.
Sponsor a seat/chair: £1,000 each, limited to the first 500 sponsors.
Donations: to kick start the project you can give as little or as much as you like. Please indicate how much (this option is included by request).
Sponsoring other things: The screen, projectors, sound system, lighting and digital equipment will be offered later in January, alongside the other essentials: carpets, curtains and box office systems etc. Please ask about this.
Please make cheques payable to The Alpha St Albans Ltd and send them to:-
The Rex Cinema, High St, (Three Close Lane), Berkhamsted, HP4 2FG
This is a new bank account to raise funds exclusively for the purchase and restoration of the old Odeon, London Rd (originally named THE ALPHA c1920s, thus the name on the company bank account)