What we offer

We offer free advice and ongoing support to all groups, bringing exhibitors together through events, screenings, workshops and networking opportunities, publishing advice, case studies and educational materials to help groups at all stages of operation, providing a wide range of member benefits, including access to the Cinema For All Booking Scheme, insurance discounts and special offers from our partners, advocating for community cinemas at a national level on policy, planning and licensing.

Why is Community Cinema important?

The volunteers who put on film screenings in their communities are a special bunch of committed film fans. Cinema For All believes that their work is hugely important, has a significant impact on the film industry, on local regeneration and on people’s lives.

  • Community cinemas and film societies bring film to all areas of the country – 31% of community screens operate in rural areas, compared to only 3% of commercial venues.
  • The support of home-grown film and talent – 25% of films shown by community groups are UK productions.
  • They engage with the people in their communities – a film society experience brings you together as a community to share the magic of cinema. Community cinemas bring back that habit of cinema-going, that was once thought lost.
  • They do it because they love it – we believe that a community screening can be an inspiring and unique way to experience cinema. The passion and enthusiasm of the volunteer organisers comes through in many thoughtful and highly creative ways.

Latest Additions to the Booking Scheme

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    How to Have Sex

    Available to screen from 12/02/24. Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday, drinking, clubbing and hooking up in what should be the best summer of their lives. As they dance their way across the sun-drenched streets of Malia, they find themselves navigating the complexities of sex, consent and self-discovery.

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    Priscilla

    Available to screen from 08/04/24. The iconic Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) returns with PRISCILLA, a deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of love, fantasy and fame. Starring Golden Globe nominee Cailee Spaeny and Saltburn’s Jacob Elordi, Coppola’s film presents the unseen story of Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s long courtship and turbulent marriage. Their romance is a great American myth that spans decades and oceans, from the army base where they met to his dream-world […]

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    Fallen Leaves

    Available to screen from 11/03/24. In modern-day Helsinki, Ansa and Holappa, two lonely souls in search of their first love, meet by chance in a local karaoke bar. However, the pair’s path to happiness is beset by numerous obstacles—from lost phone numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog.

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