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 operators were again to the fore when the industry gathered this week to recognise and celebrate excellence at the 2018 Screen Awards.
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.
The cross-industry body Cinema First - bringing together cinema operators and film distributors to promote and develop UK cinema-going - is looking to recruit a new independent Chair.
Simultaneous screenings of Dr Seuss' The Grinch at cinemas in Manchester, London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh have kicked off the 2018 Into Film Festival, the largest free festival of its kind for children and young people in the World.
Peter Hoare, director of the WTW Scott Cinemas chain, is to receive the Exhibition Achievement Award at the 2018 Screen Awards.
UK cinema sites shortlisted for the two 'cinema of the year' categories at the 2018 Screen Awards were announced today, representing a diverse range of locations and business models.
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.
Staff from cinemas across the UK and Ireland were formally recognised last week for their work in disrupting and preventing film piracy.