The UK Cinema Association has today warmly welcomed news that distribution colleagues will be bringing over 450 films back to the big screen when cinemas are allowed to re-open.

Recognising the need to support the existing film slate in the weeks and months following cinemas re-opening. the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) has worked with its members to make a huge collection of titles available to UK cinemas.

Collated by the Film Distributors’ Association in a document entitled Relaunching Cinema: Content for Recovery, the titles are presented from many of the UK’s leading distribution companies, with the aim of aiding film programmers and cinema operators to choose the widest possible mix of content that will entice, engage and exhilarate cinemagoing audiences.

Films have been split into 25 categories for ease of programming, and the list represents the impressive cultural diversity that cinema can offer. All audiences and every age group are catered for with the wealth of available titles. The document includes all-time classics, franchise favourites, indie gems, family fun and event cinema amongst its groups, plus a broad range of genres such as comedy, documentary, musical, horror, romance and sci-fi.

Welcoming the move, UK Cinema Association Chief Executive Phil Clapp said:

“The support show by distribution colleagues to Association members during the current lockdown has been one of the few positives to come out of what has been an incredibly challenging period for the entire industry. This latest move further amplifies the sense of purpose of all across the cinema sector to get ourselves back up and running in the best possible way.

On behalf of Association members, I would like to offer huge thanks to the FDA and its members.’

While a final decision on when cinemas can re-open is still awaited from Government, it is currently anticipated that this will be from early July in England, with re-opening dates still be confirmed in Scotland, Wakes and Northern Ireland.