With COVID passes now announced as a requirement for cinemas in Wales and Northern Ireland, and likely to be confirmed as such for cinemas in Scotland next week, the UK Cinema Association has today issued a further statement on the use of these measures.
The UK Cinema Association has strongly criticised plans to be announced today which will see cinemas in Wales required to demand COVID passes of audiences from next month, calling these ‘potentially hugely damaging’.
The UK Cinema Association, supported by the Alzheimer’s Society and the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN), have today launched a free awareness video on dementia friendly screenings (DFS) for all cinemas, to accompany written guidance produced in 2016.
The UK Cinema Association has today announced plans for its 2021 conference, the first such event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UK Cinema Association has welcomed today’s announcement that COVID-19 restrictions on cinemas in England are set to be relaxed from Monday 19 July.
UK Cinema Association calls for additional support in response to continuation of COVID-19 restrictions
The UK Cinema Association has expressed disappointment at today's confirmation that the removal of social distancing restrictions in England will be delayed, and has called on the Government to offer additional support to its members.
The UK Cinema Association has welcomed today's confirmation by the Northern Ireland Executive that cinemas will be able to re-open again from Monday 24 May.
The UK Cinema Association has today published its 2020 Annual Report, covering the organisation's activities during a year which presented its members with unprecedented challenges.
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.