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.
UK box office figures for 2020 released this week by Comscore have confirmed the devastating effect that restrictions around the COVID-19 outbreak had on the UK cinema sector, with total box office for the year down a massive 76 per cent on 2019.
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.
The UK Cinema Association has welcomed today’s confirmation by the UK Government that cinemas in England will be able to open from 4 July.