The conversion of the UK cinema sector to digital projection technology was completed in 2013.
This technology enhanced the cinema-going experience in terms of picture quality, more diverse programming and in offering audiences the chance to experience cutting-edge digital 3D.
Recognising the financial challenge presented by the transition to many small and medium-sized cinema operators, in 2009, the Association had established the Digital Funding Partnership (DFP), a grouping which allowed over 100 member companies representing almost 300 screens to find a way to digitise at an affordable cost.
The DFP model, which was unique in Europe, ensured the survival of a large number of cinema serving isolated or rural communities. It was only possible with the support of the UK Cinema Association and the largest UK circuit companies.