The 2022 Big Screen Awards – presented at a high profile ceremony in London this week – saw UK cinemas and key figures within the industry dominate the evening.
In the two hotly-contested ‘Cinema of the Year’ categories, the award for smaller operators went to The Ilkley Cinema and that for larger operators to Cineworld Basildon, with a ‘highly commended’ in that latter category going to the Tivoli, Cheltenham.
Awards also went to Glasgow Film for this year’s Glasgow Film Festival in the ‘Big Screen Event of the Year’ category and to Vue Entertainment for their ‘Get Lost in Great Stories Jurassic World Dominion Edition’ under the ‘Cinema Marketing Campaign of the Year’ banner.
Elsewhere the Depot, Lewes won the ‘Green Screen Award’ for innovation practice in sustainability and Olivia Ter-Berg of Cineword Cinemas was recognised as this year’s ‘Industry Rising Star’.
The industry-supported charity Into Film (funded by both the UK Cinema Association and the Film Distributors’ Association through Cinema First) won the ‘Brand Partnership of the Year’ for its work with Universal Pictures in promoting No Time to Die.
An exceptional evening for the sector was capped of by the presentation of the Big Screen Achievement Award, supported by Cinema First, to Roy Gower, latterly of Everyman Cinemas but with an incredible career lasting 45 years across a range of major cinema operators. The Award was presented by Matt Smith of Lionsgate UK.
The full list of winners is here.