A wide range of UK cinema companies and venues – including leading circuits Cineworld, ODEON and Vue as well as many smaller operators - will show their support for National Deaf Awareness Week by increasing their offer of subtitled screenings for deaf or hearing-impaired customers.
‘Cinemas for Ukraine’, a joint initiative between the UK Cinema Association, Event Cinema Association and the digital agency Powster, has been launched this week to help the UK cinema industry raise funds for their counterparts and others affected on the ground by the war in Ukraine.
Award-winning actor, director and writer Kenneth Branagh delivered a barnstorming keynote address on the opening day of this week's 2022 UK Cinema Association conference, brilliantly explaining his affection for the big screen experience and declaring his support for the work of cinemas across the country.
The UK Cinema Association has today fully launched Accessible Screenings UK, a website intended to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for audiences looking to find information on accessible screenings at UK cinemas.
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.