The CEA today renewed its appeal to exhibitors to sign up to the recently announced programme of digital roadshow events.

The events, which the CEA is running jointly with the UK Film Council and with the support of Screen Digest, are intended to give all of those attending an opportunity to hear a comprehensive and objective summary of the challenges and opportunities presented by digital cinema projection, with discussion of funding, operational and technical matters.

The events, all of which are free, will begin at the Manchester Cornerhouse on Monday 27 April and then continue as follows:

  • Tuesday 28 April – Vue, Hull
  • Wednesday 29 April – Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge
  • Friday 1 May – Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
  • Thursday 7 May – Glasgow Film Theatre
  • Wednesday 13 May – Cineworld Cardiff
  • Friday 15 May – Watershed, Bristol
  • Monday 1 June – Light House, Wolverhampton
  • Wednesday 3 June – Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast
  • Thursday 4 June – Odeon, Bayswater

The events at Hull, Cardiff and Bayswater will also include a demonstration of digital 3D cinema.

Looking forward to the events, CEA Chief Executive Phil Clapp said:

“The response to the programme so far has been very positive. But with the first events just a week or so away, now is the time for everyone to consider whether they or colleagues would benefit from being there.

We have ensured that there is more than enough capacity at each venue, so there is no problem if several people from one company or organisation want to come along. We genuinely want as many as possible to attend, whether from a commercial cinema, a mixed arts venue or a film society or festival. That includes CEA members and non-members alike.

This will be  a unique opportunity to hear from and discuss with other exhibitors the key issues around digital cinema. The more people present, the more lively the discussion is likely to be.’

Further details of the individual events, and on how to apply can be found in the Digital Roadshow application form.