The sites shortlisted for ‘cinema of the year’ at the 2019 Screen Awards have been announced this week.

The Awards will recognise one site in each of two categories: those run by companies operating 25 or more screens and those run by companies with 24 screens or fewer.

Following consideration by a specially-convened panel of UK Cinema Association members – supported by Screen magazine and colleagues from MUBI – the finalists for each award were confirmed as:

Company/organisation (25 screens and more – Award sponsored by Comscore).

Ashford Picturehouse
Cineworld, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Little Theatre Cinema, Bath
Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square
Savoy Cinema, Penzance
West Norwood Picture-house

Company/organisation (24 screens or fewer – Award sponsored by MUBI).

Alhambra Cinema, Keswick
Campbeltown Picture House
Parkway Cinema, Beverley
Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast
Rio Cinema, Dalston
The Castle Cinema, Hackney
The Hippodrome Cinema, Bo’ness
The Prince Charles Cinema, London

The short-lists were announced along with those in all other categories here.

The winner in each category will be announced at the Screen Awards ceremony in Central London on Thursday 28 November.

The recipient of the 2019 Exhibition Achievement Award, sponsored by the UK Cinema Association and also present on the 28 November, will be announced in the coming weeks.