The UK Cinema Association has this week published its 2021 Annual Report, covering the work of the organisation during another challenging year for the UK cinema sector.

With all cinemas required to remain closed in the early months of 2021, the report documents the efforts made by the Association to support its members through a range of lobbying and networking activities.

More positively, it also charts the extraordinary recovery of the sector – amongst the strongest in Europe – during the second half of 2021, a period which saw two films – No Time to Die and Spider-Man: No Way Home – generate extraordinary admissions, such that they ended up in the all-time top five films at the UK box office.

Welcoming the publication of the report, UK Cinema Association CEO Phil Clapp said:

‘2021 was another tumultuous year for the UK cinema sector, but one which undeniably ended in a mood of overwhelming optimism.

These last two years more than any others, the Association has been hugely grateful to our many members and partners across the industry as we have endeavoured to provide what support we could during what remained largely unpredictable times.

The Association looks forward to working with all of those friends and colleagues in 2022 and beyond as we further secure our recovery.’

The full Annual Report can be found here.