What a fantastic first year it's been and thank you to all our members for supporting us on our journey. We can't wait to see what 2014 brings and look forward to another extraordinary year of innovative content, great box office results and happy customers for the Event Cinema industry. Happy Christmas!
Click here to see what's coming up over the next 3 months - the latest ECA trailer featuring The Nutcracker (Arts Alliance Media/Royal Opera House), Matthew Bourne's The Sleeping Beauty (More2Screen) and Noel Coward's Private Lives (CinemaLIve) now showing in cinemas throughout the UK and Europe. Click here to find out how you can screen this trailer in your cinema, or how to submit material
Kevin Markwick's Uckfield Picturehouse is a long-established High Street cinema in Uckfield, a small town in East Sussex and his 2013-14 brochure promoting their opera and ballet season is so attractive and well-produced we thought it deserves some attention - click the image to download the full brochure.
What a fantastic day! 180 people attended from 19 territories worldwide and the feedback we've received has been nothing but positive. Lots of interesting, passionate debates, opinion, ideas and thoughts were exchanged, and new friends made. Our friends at the Cineworld at the o2 did a wonderful job looking after us all and our sponsors, in particular LANsat and their good friends All Safe & Sound provided flawless AV support. Thank you to our speakers, panelists, sponsors and delegates for making our first networking event such a success and something really special to build on for next year.
"Thank you so much. It was the most productive networking I have ever done." John O'Brien, IrelandOnStageLive
"What a great turn out yesterday. There was some wonderfully lively conversation at points – great stuff…" Mark J Stephen, Unique Digital
"Congratulations on a fantastic event! It was great to get a sense of the collective momentum building in this space, and of a general preparedness to collaborate in order to realise an opportunity greater than the sum of its parts." Dan Light, Glass Eye Inc.
"Big thanks to you for the perfect organization. This event was a true success! I’m pleased that DSAT was main sponsor because we had a very good exposure and overall this should be beneficial for DSAT." Fabrice Testa, DSAT Cinema
Thanks again for inviting me along as I certainly learnt a lot about the cinema industry from the both discussions in the auditorium and from talking to delegates. I was really impressed by the tangible enthusiasm exuded by so many of the attendees and their creative thinking to drive business" Adam Thomas, Auditel
"Great event yesterday! I'd be very excited if I was in the Event Cinema business." Derek Brandon, Your Local Cinema
"Just wanted to say a big thanks for yesterday, it was a really interesting day and it does feel that Event Cinema is really making its mark now!" Vanessa Hills, More2Screen
"Excellent day yesterday - well done! I made 7 pages of really useful notes. Very glad to be a member." Phil Grabsky, Exhibition on Screen
"Just a quick note to thank you for yesterday – excellent organisation, great networking, interesting and informative presentations – all-in-all a really useful day." Jerry Murdoch, Sound Associates
Photos courtesy of Leo the Photographer 2013
At the end of the day the first Event Cinema Awards took place and awards were presented for 2 categories:
Box Office Awards are open to ECA members, awarded to box office admissions over 100,000, 250,000 and 500,000 admissions.
Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Exhibition Awards are open to all, you do not need to be a member to be nominated, and votes were cast by ECA members.
Awards were presented by our co-sponsor Fabrice Testa of DSAT Cinema.
The Event Cinema Association is a non-profit organisation, whose mission is twofold:
1. To promote and raise the public profile of Event Cinema for content providers, distributors and exhibitors by promoting events and the industry as a whole for the benefit of audiences and the industry.
2. To provide support for distributors and exhibitors of event cinema to help grow the sector via box office data, statistical reporting, and free handbooks to educate the industry. We are committed to providing education and information, so that great content reaches ever-growing audiences.
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