Making the Capri accessible for all

Funded
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To install wheelchair access and accessible toilet facilities.

FUNDED PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by Rob

Sponsored by Capri Theatre

Budget

$108,300.00

398 votes received

The Capri is a not-for-profit cinema run mostly by volunteer staff. The 75 year old building is heritage listed has been lovingly restored to its original glory by the volunteers over the last 40 years. It is the only cinema in the Unley Council area and in order for everyone from this community to enjoy this service, and the old time atmosphere, it is essential to have accessible toilet facilities and wheelchair access. They receive weekly calls from customers and fundraising event clients asking about accessibility so there is certainly a need from the community.

FUNDED PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by Rob

Sponsored by Capri Theatre

Budget

$108,300.00

398 votes received

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Lynette Smith

20 Nov 2017

Well worth upgradong accessability of the Capri to allow wider community demographic to fully the facilities

Wendy Jeffrey

15 Nov 2017

Please do it so we can get their with our parents!

Mary-Lou Michael

09 Nov 2017

Definitely look after the Capri. We need these iconic buildings. Throughout the world these places give our communities character, enjoyment and value for the community. WE have been members for years the government should support a full upgrade.

Jewels Smith

08 Nov 2017

wonderful idea

Chris Russell

07 Nov 2017

Great project! If you are looking for another local project to help make up your 3-5 projects to vote for, why not check out Beautify Byron Road.

Cate Quist

06 Nov 2017

Wonderful theatre and community asset. I support this project to provide access for those currently not able to utilise this beautiful venue.

Dianne Lynch

01 Nov 2017

I support the Capri's application to improve access to the theatre. I am unable to take my 87 year old dad to the Capri as he is unable to access the venue or auditorium. It would be great to open this beautiful building to a greater audience.

Brian Warner

01 Nov 2017

I forgot to mention,My wife and I attended the Capri from the mid 1950's I am 80 this month......

Brian Warner

01 Nov 2017

Thanks for the opportunity to comment on the marvelous idea of a lift and toilet .....I have not attended the Capri for several years due to being now wheelchair bound and being on diuretics (more visits to the toilet )
Used to practice on the Wurlitzer before my breathing became bad enough to require Oxygen.
Thanks Rob and staff...

Allison Liebelt

01 Nov 2017

Behind you all the way Rob. You are making accessibility possible for all. Many thanks for doing all you can for people who want to share the movie/Capri experience. Already you are screening monthly movies with open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing communities, and some within and outside of these communities are waiting for the toilets and lift to be implemented. Holding my breath for you! Thanks Rob!!!

Scott Moncrieff

01 Nov 2017

Great idea

Jenny Tuck

01 Nov 2017

An excellent campaign Rob and Team. A necessary improvement. We're behind you. 'Splashout Art Studios'.

Joc Schmiechen

01 Nov 2017

Again fully endorse this as a great idea and welcome addition.

Joc Schmiechen

01 Nov 2017

Great Theatre fantastic community asset every bit to enhance its accessibility counts. Love it.

Glenys Verrall

01 Nov 2017

The Capri Theatre is wonderful and should be accessible to all. The captioned screenings are excellent and a chair lift etc would offer opportunity to even more people. I love the restoration and fully support future upgrades which are tastefully and thoughtfully planned. Thank you Capri theatre

Tim Waterhouse

01 Nov 2017

A wonderful SA icon - let's make it available for everyone!

Trish Hoskin

01 Nov 2017

Definitely a worth while cause for funding - a great place and wonderful to see it has been kept up in the traditional manner.

Audrey Muliva

01 Nov 2017

YES YES and YES PLEASE

Rachelle Furler

30 Oct 2017

Great idea for a volunteer run establishment

Jane Fischer

30 Oct 2017

Great idea. About time. Makes the thatre accessible to more people

Heather Jewell

30 Oct 2017

Our go to Cinema, love the old world charm.

Nancy Peeling

30 Oct 2017

Great idea.

Trish Buckley

28 Oct 2017

Please help with wheelchair accessible areas

Kaye Nankervis

27 Oct 2017

Would be a great addition to the Capri. Much needed. My brother is a disabled member from Victoria who loves to visit

kim thackray

27 Oct 2017

This is a great initiative for the Capri, such a vibrant community hub, offering something for everyone!

Annie Pomeroy

25 Oct 2017

I have been going to the Capri regularly for over 30 years and have loved seeing the preservation and restoration of this beautiful building. This venue supports youth arts through the International Youth Silent Film festival and supports the development of upcoming musicians while providing fabulous entertainment in an environment bursting with atmosphere and class instead of in a modern, grey cement box.
No one in SA should be excluded from experiencing this wonderful venue!

Mandi Whitten

25 Oct 2017

The Capri is always supportive of so many Fundraiser events. It is a fabulous organisation run by passionate volunteers and making it more accessible to all is the next step in allowing more of the public to enjoy and participate in its fabulous history. Good luck to Rob and the team!

Kylie Emm

24 Oct 2017

The Capri is a beautiful theatre that deserves to be shared with the entire community.

Vicki Cheshire

24 Oct 2017

This cinema needs access for the elderly, infirm and those in wheelchairs. I believe a majority of its patrons are seniors. It’s a grand heritage theatre that has supported the community for many years. It deserves some funding to provide increased access.

Gary Lekkas

23 Oct 2017

I have fond memories of my youth living in a very Greek Goodwood back in the 70's. My first movie ever was with my mother taking me to see Grizzly Adams at the Capri. I took my wife to see the audience participation version of the Sound Of Music there (lots of nuns and guitars). I've seen the originaal Tim Burton's Batman there with my cousins. To say that I am in love with the Capri Cinema is no small statement. Now I live in the south of Adelaide ndd I am a father to a most wonderful, inspiring and loving nine year old son with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II. He has poor muscular development in his extremeties due to this wasting neuromuscular disease nd doesn't get a chance to do many of the "normal" things that nine year old boys do but the one thing they can all do is escape their reality by diving into a movie. I'm one of those who have rung Capri management about accessability for my son's powered wheelchair to be told that it would be almost impossible. The feelings that I had of going to the Capri, buying from the old style concession stand, sitting in the hard red leather and wood seats that would snap up as soon as you moved your bum and listening to the melodious cacophany of the pipe organ and orchestra emerging from behind the curtains is an absolute magic that my son will never get to experience.

This old style magic, the non-digital blurry screen, is something that our youth is lacking from: a grounding in the community and society that once banded together to raise its youth. My son's ability to move and interact in his life is so dependant on his technology (mobility, medical, etc) that not having the ability to indulge in the living history of places like the Capri Cinema is a detriment to his development within the community, with people who share his love of the movies, the pageantry of the Capri and the happiness that this inclusiveness can bring to the disabled.

Kell Jeater

23 Oct 2017

In addition to the huge benefit that these modifications would make to those with mobility difficulties, the addition of wheelchair accessible bathrooms, lifts, and ramps will make the theatre more accessible for parents with prams.

Kirsteen Calder

23 Oct 2017

This beautiful theatre should be enjoyed by all and we should be doing everything possible to include all of our community.

Kae White

23 Oct 2017

Everyone should be able to enjoy this amazing theatre!

Anthea Tyler

23 Oct 2017

As the niece of an ‘Organ Enthusiast’ with a disability similar to Cerebral Palsy, I can’t adequately express what this would mean. It would ensure he could continue to enjoy what many of us take for granted.

Letizia Gentile

23 Oct 2017

Accessible facilities are a much needed and required in this day and age.
The Capri is an iconic and much loved cinema complex used by the community. I support their claim for gunds to make it accessible and therefore equitable gor all.

Rosemary Warmington

20 Oct 2017

Capri provides a great service, its a treasure in our community and we must not forget its run by volunteers. I know many 'not for profit organisations' use this venue for friendly events and fundraisers for those who provide much needed care for people who need access, because of age and disability. Greater accessibility is important.