The CEA has today published its 2012 Annual Report, setting out progress on the range of activities undertaken by the Association last year, as well as tracking progress on admissions and box office both in the UK and Europe across the year.

The report catalogues another busy period for the CEA, albeit during a year when cinemas faced the challenges of a number of competing attractions, in particular the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Commenting on the report, CEA Chief Executive Phil Clapp said:

“While our Annual Report covers a wide range of events and activities which the Association engaged with over 2012, last year was first and foremost when digitisation of the UK cinema sector reached its end-game. By the end of the year, 92 per cent of UK cinemas had converted to digital technology, with an expectation that that process would be completed by mid-2013.

That step forward, and the ability of the sector to face down even the challenge of the London Olympics and still increase year on year admissions, means that we should all be very optimistic about the prospects for UK cinema in 2013 and beyond.”

Hard copies of the Annual Report are available on request from the CEA office.