Prominent CEA members were amongst the winners at last week’s RAAM Awards ceremony, held in London.
Gerald Parkes (left) receives his RAAM Award from Steve Perrin, Chief Executive of the Digital Funding Partnership
The industry awards – held at the Marriott Grosvenor Hotel – were attended by many of the leading companies from the world of theatrical exhibition and distribution.
Key winners announced on the night included a lifetime achievement award for Gerald Parkes of Parkway Cinemas, marking his fifty years in the cinema industry.
Gerald – a member of the CEA Executive Board – operates cinemas in Cleethorpes, Barnsley and Louth.
Other key winners were Vue Entertainment, who won the UK Cinema of the Year award for their groundbreaking Westfield site, and WTW Cinemas, who won Independent Cinema of the Year for their new state of the art White River site at St Austell.
The evening also saw Warner Bros and E One Films honoured as Distributor of the Year and Independent Distributor of the Year respectively.
The industry-funded listing service www.yourlocalcinema.com won the Barco Award for Innovation in Cinema and the evening culminated with recognition of David Puttnam’s contribution to the world of cinema with the International Award.
The full list of winners was as follows:
Movie of the Year – Toy Story 3 – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Foreign Language Movie of the Year – My Name is Khan – Twentieth Century Fox
3D Movie of the Year – sponsored by Dolby Laboratories Inc – Toy Story 3 – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Industry Award – Ireland – Michael Dwyer
IMAX Movie of the Year – sponsored by the IMAX Corporation – Alice in Wonderland – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Distributor Industry Award – Trevor & Nigel Green
Distributor of the Year – Warner Bros
Independent Distributor of the Year – E One Films
Exhibition Industry Award – Gerald Parkes
BARCO Innovation in Cinema – Sponsored by BARCO NV – Access – Your Local Cinema.com
Cinema of the Year UK – sponsored by Walt Disney Studios – Vue – Westfield
Cinema of the Year Ireland – sponsored by Walt Disney Studios – Vue – Dublin
Independent Cinema of the Year UK – sponsored by Walt Disney Studios – White River – St Austell – WTW Cinemas
Independent Cinema of the Year Ireland – sponsored by Walt Disney Studios – Carrick Cineplex – Carrick on Shannon