I haven’t been to the new Pheonix Center – the Mella Center‘s replacement, or even know who’s managing it.
But one thing’s for sure, I can tell things will be a lot different already
… Starting with higher costs!
Black Cinema Club (BCC) have just sent me an invitation to their next film screening on friday – Valentine’s Day.
Great news – they’re back running their regular night!
Except there’s a difference. They are now charging visitors to attend, as opposed to it being free when they hosted the film night at the Mella Centre.
Sure £5 isn’t much to watch a film – even for some students, but I’m wondering if this is a decision from the Phoenix Centre management or the BCC?
Perhaps with the new center comes higher costs. It’s understandable that the community also needs to be prepared to dig into their pockets for any business to be sustainable, but let’s hope that adding additional costs for certain events doesn’t put off the black community from engaging.
I’m looking forward to visiting the new Phoenix Centre next week… But whether it’ll be on Valentine’s Day, I can’t be sure!
So will you be attending?… Or does the entry charge put you off?
Btw, am I the only one irritated by the Americanised spelling of ‘Centre’?! I propose we keep our r’s before the e’s – this is Britain after all! (When in Rome saying – know what I mean?!)