Seven steps to starting a community cinema
Setting up your own community cinema is easier than you might think. Watch our seven key steps, narrated by Edith Bowman, to help make your cinema’s launch a success.
Boost your audiences with free advertising for your screenings
If you haven’t already had a chance, try out our Press Association Listings feature on the website. Simply log into your account and click on ‘Manage my screenings’ to get started. The automatic advertising of your screenings on printed and online ‘what’s on’ news sections is a great way of encouraging new audiences. If you need some help to get your screenings listed, have a look at our guide or please drop us a line.
BFI Film Distribution- Neighbourhood Cinema special offer
Each month, the BFI Distribution team will be selecting one or two titles from the BFI collections (available on DVD and/or Blu-ray) which you can book at a special flat rate of £40 + VAT – 50% off the regular price. This offer is exclusive to BFI Neighbourhood Cinemas.
The Equipment Fund is now open
Existing community cinemas which have been in operation for at least six months can apply for screening equipment for their venue.