Another strong showing for cinema admissions in November has kept UK cinema on course for its highest annual admissions in almost 50 years.
The UK Cinema Association has welcomed an announcement this week from the Scottish Government that it will not be proceeding with previously-announced plans which would have seen 'out of town' retailers - including cinemas - potentially subject to a business rates surcharge.
The UK Cinema Association has this week added its voice to those of a wide range of retail and business interests in Scotland, calling on the Government there to scrap plans which could penalise 'out of town' retailers.
UK cinema admissions figures for October 2018 were an incredible 32 per cent up on the same month in the previous year, pushing the sector a full 5 per cent ahead of the same point in 2017.
Admissions at UK cinemas reached over 19 million in August, almost a third higher than the same month in 2017 and the biggest cinema-going month for seven years.
The UK Cinema Association, in partnership with the charity Action on Hearing Loss, has today launched a Technology Challenge Fund intended to stimulate new innovations in the delivery of subtitling for people with hearing loss.
The Film & Television Charity has today announced plans to provide financial support to individuals undertaking the newly-established cinema operative apprenticeship.
The UK Cinema Association and autism charity Dimensions have today announced a tender exercise for a digital resource to train cinema staff in the delivery of autism friendly screenings.
The UK Cinema Association has today announced plans to partner with Showtime Analytics in a ground-breaking project intended to open up approaches around data analysis to its wider membership.
The UK Cinema Association today joined forces with partners at the Alzheimer's Society and the BFI Film Audience Network to launch a new guide encouraging cinemas to consider putting on dementia friendly screenings.