In response to numerous media enquiries in the last few days, the UK Cinema Association today reiterated its opposition to any requirement that UK cinemas might be required to ask customers to 'prove' their COVID-free status when sites are allowed to re-open in the coming weeks.
Figures for 2020 UK box office released by Comscore - and separate figures for admissions from the Cinema Advertising Association - have confirmed the devastating effect that restrictions around the COVID-19 outbreak had on the UK cinema sector, with both down over three-quarters on 2019.
Over 40 leading figures from the UK film industry have written to the Chancellor supporting the UK Cinema Association's 'Keep the Magic Alive' campaign for targeted funding support for UK cinema operators.
The UK Cinema Association has today launched 'Keep the Magic Alive', a high profile social media campaign aimed at persuading government to provide targeting funding for its members, many of whom are struggling to survive the challenges presented by COVID-19.
The British Film Institute (BFI) has this week releases guidelines for the £30m Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England, intended to support venues experiencing challenges due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The UK Cinema Association and the sector skills agency ScreenSkills have today launch an online e-learning module and assessment test around COVID-19 for all those working in cinema exhibition.
The UK Cinema Association has today launched a campaign to explain the safeguards UK cinemas will have in place to help protect audiences as they start to open over the coming weeks and months.
The UK Cinema Association has welcomed today's decision by the Northern Ireland Executive to allow cinemas in Northern Ireland to open from tomorrow, Friday 10 July.
The UK Cinema Association has welcomed this week's announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that cinemas in Scotland should be able to open from 15 July.
The UK Government has welcomed today’s publication by the UK Cinema Association of guidance on the safe operation of cinemas and mobile cinemas from 4 July.