The CEA today made available for comment a working paper which sets out the unique contribution of cinema to the UK economy, to local communities and to cultural engagement.

The Association is inviting industry and the public to suggest improvements and amendments to the paper, which is very much intended as a ‘living document’.

Explaining the idea behind this work, James Bird from the CEA said:

“The Association believes that the cinema exhibition sector plays a vital and unique role in the ecology of the UK film industry, contributing for example £409m GVA to the UK’s balance of payments. And – as the record breaking attendances at this summer’s blockbuster films have shown – cinema continues to play a leading role in the UK’s leisure economy.”

“We hope to use the document to set out the wider contribution of the sector to the UK economically, socially and culturally, and invite all those with an interest to help us.”

Download the paper ‘The Cinema Offer’.