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How to support the cinema project

Help to bring the big screen back to St Albans

Download the September brochure (including investment options) and join the official Facebook page to keep up to date with this project.

Option 1: Seat Sponsorship - £1,000

Have your name on permanent display in the foyer as a chair sponsor and essential early investor in the dream. Should you choose to pass it on to your family, children or friends, it will always have your original name alongside the seat number. More than anything, you will be forever part of this moment when people of St Albans helped to buy back their own last-standing cinema.

You can sponsor your own seat or join a Facebook group here and contribute towards a collective purchase.

Option 2: Advanced Booking List (ABL)

£2,000 (5 years) or £285 (1 year)

ABL membership entitles you to the following:

  • A confirmed listing posted to you monthly, first class
  • At least one week's advanced booking, ahead of general release
  • £1.50 off your ticket
  • Up to six seats per show, including your own (five at usual prices)
  • Five year ABL now includes seat sponsorship

ABL ticket purchases are limited to up to half the House. No titles will be sold beyond half capacity.  This is to ensure that nothing sells out before general release, ensuring a fair chance for everyone when the new month goes on general release a week or so later.


Payment can be made by cheque or direct transfer.

Please make cheques payable to The Odyssey St Albansand send them to The Rex Cinema, High St, (Three Close Lane), Berkhamsted, HP4 2FG.

Direct transfers to: Account name: The Alpha, Account number: 45477009 Sort code: 09-01-27

If you are making a direct transfer, please email [email protected] or call 01442 877999 to let the Rex staff know what your direct payment is for.

Other ways to support the project

  • Sponsoring other things: The screen, projectors, sound system, lighting and digital equipment will be offered later, alongside the other essentials: carpets, curtains and box office systems etc. Please see The Odyssey website for full details.

  • Loans and Investments: If you are interested in making a five or ten year loan, repayable with interest, please email [email protected] marking your email 'LOAN ENQUIRIES' or see The Odyssey website for further information.