IFI Atrium Roof Appeal


Support the 2023 IFI Atrium Roof Appeal

In 2019, the IFI launched a campaign to transform parts of our historic 18th century home in Temple Bar. With public and private support, we were able to greatly enhance the audience experience, refurbishing Cinemas 1 and 2 with new seats, improved legroom, new carpet, and better acoustic panelling. We also made less visible but essential upgrades to building systems, and temporary repairs to the foyer’s glass atrium roof.

We will soon commence the final phase to our building improvements, undertaking complete replacement of the atrium roof. Ad-hoc, temporary repairs made through the years are failing, and permanently eliminating the roof’s substantial leaks requires complete removal and installation of new glazing, framing and valley gutters, and thermal/structural upgrades of the existing supporting steel structure. The total cost for this project is €300,000 and work is expected to take approximately 8 weeks to complete, with the IFI remaining open throughout.

Donations of every size will help us complete this essential work.

Please give what you can, or consider one of the following levels of support:

IFI Atrium Roof Appeal Umbrella


  • Recognition on our project honour roll of donors, including social media mention


  • Limited edition IFI logo umbrella – stay dry outdoors while you help keep the IFI dry indoors!
  • Recognition on our project honour roll of donors, including social media mention


  • Personalised plaque on a seat in Cinema 1 for three years

To support the IFI’s 2023 Atrium Roof Appeal with a donation of €50, €150, or other amount of your choosing, please visit our secure donation page, and be sure to select “Atrium roof appeal” under the gift designation section.

To name a seat with a donation of €300, please input ‘Name a Seat’ in the ‘Leave a note/comment’ free text box on the donation page.

Donate to the project before September 30th for a chance to win a special IFI Platinum Card which unlocks free cinema tickets for a year!

If you would like to discuss corporate donations, leadership gifts, or atrium naming rights, please contact Jay Perry, Head of Development & Fundraising, at jperry@irishfilm.ie.

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland