The CEA conference on digital cinema – ‘Cinema of the Future: innovation driving the audience experience – has sold out, with places now only being accepted for a reserve list.

Such has been the interest in the event, which will take place on 27 November at the Cineworld at the O2 in Greenwich, that all 300 places have now been snapped up with more than a month to go.

The conference, which will consider the benefits experienced by a now fully-digital sector as well as challenges that lie ahead, was organised in response to perceived demand both from members and from colleagues across, the industry. That decision has been more than vindicated by the speed with which places have been taken.

Commenting on the evident enthusiasm for the event, CEA Policy Executive Grainne Peat said:

‘I think we expected demand for places at the conference to be strong, but we’ve been delighted by the way the whole sector has embraced the event. Our job now is to make sure that the day runs as smoothly, and is as valuable, as possible for all who are attending.

While we have now reached capacity, we are running a reserve list for people to join in case of cancellations. We would encourage everyone to express interest in this.’

The full programme for the day can be found here , with key panel sessions on the day considering:

  • the opportunities presented by digital cinema operation;
  • new cinema business models;
  • emerging technologies;
  • the next round of digitisation – when this will be, what it might look like and how it might be funded.

To join the reserve list, or to seek more information on the event, please contact Grainne Peat on