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  • BFI Neighbourhood Cinema on Tour

    We've travelled across the UK to experience the great work that BFI Neighbourhood Cinemas have been doing! Read all about the venues we visited during our tour.

  • Boost your audiences with free advertising for your screenings

    A cinema audience

    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.

  • Funding for your cinema

    ICO

    There are a number of funding opportunities available for both new and existing community cinemas. Have a look at our article on potential funding sources.

  • Working with your local book club

    Open book

    Appeal to new audiences by teaming up your community cinema with a local book club to screen a popular film adaptation of a classic novel. Have a look at some of our recommended titles and ideas on how to collaborate with your local library or book club.

  • Seven steps to starting a community cinema

    A community cinema audience made from claymation

    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.