Coronavirus Information, Resources, Advice and News

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This page is designed to pull together as much information, resources, and news relating to Coronavirus specifically within the cinema industry. Please feel free to let me know at of any other information and resources that you may be aware of:

General Corona Virus Information And Resources

All these resources and links are the Government related and similar sources relating to the virus and general advice:

Individual Cinema Organisations/Company Information and Support Pages

Most of the individual membership organisations and similar have pages with specifically tailored resources:

Cinema Sector-Specific Coronavirus News Stories

All the stories being published about Coronavirus across the sector:

Equipment and Technical Advice

All these links are guides and resources to looking after and maintaining the technical equipment in the cinema.

Fundraising Related Links

There are a number of different funds being setup to help support the sector:

Retail/Property/Commercial Related Material

Information and articles directly related to Retail/Property/Commercial:

Online Training Courses

There are plenty of online training courses being made available during this time, here are a few cinema specific ones:

Miscellaneous Resources and Information

This section is for any useful or relevant links that don’t fit anywhere else:


A number of different organisations are putting on webinars to help share knowledge and information during this period. Any that are known about are listed below:

Online Events This Week

Each week there are a variety of different online webinars being run by different people and companies, so here is your weekly guide to what is happening, with links to register:  Boxoffichave a list of Webinars as well.

Week Commencing: 13th April

Monday 13th : Easter Bank Holiday
Tuesday 14th: Boxoffice Pro Live Sessions with CineEurope @ 16.00 BST 
Wednesday 15th:
Thursday 16th:  CJ Cinema Summit #5 @ 17.00 BST
Friday 17th:  CineConf @ 17.00 IST

The Big Picture Infographics

The Big Picture have been creating informative infographics and helping to disseminate information from across the sector, along with supporting this page. Also have a look at their Corvid-19 Report:

Latest News:

RSS The Latest Updates from Celluloid Junkie
  • CineAsia 2021 Canceled Over COVID Concerns
    With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to disrupt countries throughout Southeast Asia the Film Expo Group has decided to cancel this year’s CineAsia convention. The event was scheduled to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from December 6th to the 9th. This... The post CineAsia 2021 Canceled Over COVID Concerns appeared first on Celluloid Junkie.
    J. Sperling Reich
  • Vista Cinema In The Time of COVID-19
    On the morning of March 12th of this year, Leon Newnham, the Chief Executive Officer of Vista Cinema, woke up to discover much of his hard work over the past several weeks would be for naught. The growing coronavirus pandemic... The post Vista Cinema In The Time of COVID-19 appeared first on Celluloid Junkie.
    J. Sperling Reich
  • Film Expo Group Rallies Around ShowEast During Challenging Year
    To say that 2020 has been a bad year for cinema operators and theatrical film distributors would be quite the understatement. With COVID-19 shuttering most of the world’s movie theaters, global box office is down well over 70% from last... The post Film Expo Group Rallies Around ShowEast During Challenging Year appeared first on Celluloid […]
    J. Sperling Reich
  • The Problems Facing North American Movie Theatres After They Reopen
    Exhibitors are dying to reopen movie theatres. Studios are dying to release blockbuster films. But will fans be ready to risk dying to see them? That’s the dilemma facing our industry in what could be a cruel summer of dashed... The post The Problems Facing North American Movie Theatres After They Reopen appeared first on […]
    Michael Giltz
  • Saving Small Town Cinemas in the Wake of Covid-19
    As someone who made a living in the movie industry for over two decades and now writes about it, it pains me to admit this: I’m scared for what it’ll look like this time next year. I know, we’ve been... The post Saving Small Town Cinemas in the Wake of Covid-19 appeared first on Celluloid […]
    Jim Amos
  • EVO Shares A Phased Approach for Reopening Their Texas Cinemas After Coronavirus Shutdown
    From the very moment in mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic forced most cinemas around the world to shut their doors, they began to contemplate not only when they could reopen, but how they could do so in a way that... The post EVO Shares A Phased Approach for Reopening Their Texas Cinemas After Coronavirus Shutdown […]
    J. Sperling Reich
  • When We Return To “Normal,” the First Stop May Be The Movie Theatre
    These haven’t been a pleasant two months for the movie industry. Those of us who follow the film business, or simply just love movies, have watched as moviegoing has been completely upended, along with the rest of the entertainment sector,... The post When We Return To “Normal,” the First Stop May Be The Movie Theatre […]
    Jim Amos
  • UNIC Launches Guide to Help Cinemas in Europe
    International cinema trade body UNIC has launched a comprehensive guide to help cinemas across Europe, with detailed information about cinema closures, possible re-opening dates as well as overviews of public funding initiatives and support. UNIC has also been active in... The post UNIC Launches Guide to Help Cinemas in Europe appeared first on Celluloid Junkie.
    Patrick von Sychowski
  • Cinema Marquees Go Viral Amid COVID-19 Shutdown
    “Electric tiaras” are what theatre historian Ben M. Hall called the movie marquee. The cinema marquee and its readograph – the backlit sign written with moveable letters – is as important as the movie poster. Originally a rectangular sign, its... The post Cinema Marquees Go Viral Amid COVID-19 Shutdown appeared first on Celluloid Junkie.
    Karen Krizanovich
  • “So, What Happens Now?” How UK Cinemas Keep Going
    It’s been a long old year, this week. It’s a sobering thought that our industry, like many others, temporarily doesn’t exist. In a little more than a week we at Celluloid Junkie have gone from tracking and reporting on the... The post “So, What Happens Now?” How UK Cinemas Keep Going appeared first on Celluloid […]
    Claire Beswick
RSS News and Information From Across This Site
  • COP26 projectionists engage in projection mapping battle 26th November 2021
    The Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, known as the Armadillo, was the site of a projection duel between COP26’s official projectionists and climate activists engaged in guerrilla projection mapping.The building, which is usually decked in projections of the spinning-globe COP logo, was hosting the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, when at 11:30pm, 10 climate […]
  • What’s The Difference Between Cinematography And Videography? 26th November 2021
    When it comes to creating recorded content (films and videos), there are some confusing terms that must be understood in order to ensure you choose the right partner. Whether you’re looking to create an informative video or a promotional piece, you need to know the difference between cinematography and videography. While similar, those two terms […]
  • First Global Screen Fund-backed production ‘My Happy Ending’ starring Andie MacDowell wraps in Wales | Screen Daily 26th November 2021
    Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit’s Israeli-UK co-production My Happy Ending starring Andie MacDowell has wrapped production in Wales, as the first production backed by the UK’s Global Screen Fund (GSF). The film is produced by Hannah Leader for Big Book Media and Daisy Allsop for Archface Films from the UK, alongside Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat […]
  • NFC: UK, Nigeria signal partnership for enhanced film production – The Sun Nigeria 26th November 2021
    With a view of boosting financial returns and economic growth, the United Kingdom and Nigeria have identified strongly the need and importance for countries to collaborate in the production of film contents. They both agreed that such a move aside from increasing returns on investment will also improve film production, provide access to equipment, expertise, […]
  • UK independent cinemas to receive £6m from Culture Recovery Fund | Screen Daily 26th November 2021
    The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has revealed the recipients from the latest round of the Culture Recovery Fund – a grants programme issued by the UK government as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.The £107m fund will be shared between 925 arts, culture and heritage organisations, with £6m being put towards […]
  • Plan for ‘eyesore’ Long Eaton cinema to bring life back to the high street – Nottinghamshire Live 26th November 2021
    An ‘eyesore’ cinema in Long Eaton that’s been closed for a decade is set to be turned into flats and shops – and locals say ‘anything is an improvement’ in their hopes of breathing new life into the high street.Erewash Borough Council plans to turn the old Galaxy Cinema on Derby Road into new apartments, […]
  • Jamie Dornan met with Marvel’s Kevin Feige to discuss superhero dream | 26th November 2021
    Jamie Dornan is doing everything in his power to land a superhero role.The ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ actor has admitted he’s become “more ambitious” since losing his father, Jim, who died from complications related to COVID-19 in March, and he revealed he has met with Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige about his dream role. Source: […]
  • Kotak Bank and PVR cinema chain launch debit card as India’s movie theatres reopen | The Drum 26th November 2021
    With the re-opening of cinemas and multiplexes in India, entertainment is returning to the big screen. To capitalize on consumers’ pent-up need for OOH entertainment, PVR Cinemas, the largest chain of multiplexes in India and Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMBL), have unveiled a first of its kind co-branded movie themed debit card. Customers will earn reward […]
  • How the Alamo Drafthouse Turned Trash Cinema into a Cultural Institution – Texas Monthly 26th November 2021
    A new book tells the sweeping tale of the Alamo’s Weird Wednesday series, the American Genre Film Archive, and Austin’s custodians of cult. Source: How the Alamo Drafthouse Turned Trash Cinema into a Cultural Institution – Texas Monthly
  • Anurag Kashyap goes ‘bhow-wow’ as troll calls him ‘dog of cinema’ on picture with Martin Scorsese | Bollywood – Hindustan Times 26th November 2021
    On the occasion of filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s 79th birthday on November 17, a picture of him with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was shared. The picture, taken in 2013, showed Anurag bending down to touch Martin’s feet and seek blessings.While many showered love on the post, one Instagram user commented, “Damn, what is God of cinema doing […]
  • Keswick’s Alhambra cinema welcomes recovery funding – BBC News 26th November 2021
    An independent cinema in Cumbria said a government funding boost will help it “thrive” now it has reopened.Keswick Alhambra was one of 925 recipients of the latest round of the Culture Recovery Fund.The £86,782 will go towards the recent £300,000 upgrade to the family-run venue which delayed its reopening post-lockdown, and was described at the […]
  • Housing plans submitted for long disused cinema site in Egremont | News and Star 26th November 2021
    PLANS have been submitted which, if approved, would see four new dwellings at the site of a former cinema.An application has been submitted to Copeland Borough Council seeking planning approval for a residential development of four homes. The former site of The Castle Cinema has been approved for housing developments previously but plans have consistently […]
  • Showroom Cinema in Sheffield gets lifesaving £440,000 grant as it prepares for Christmas film programme | The Star 26th November 2021
    Sheffield’s Showroom Cinema has been awarded £440,000 to secure its future as Covid continues to affect its takings. Source: Showroom Cinema in Sheffield gets lifesaving £440,000 grant as it prepares for Christmas film programme | The Star
  • Halle Berry set to receive The People’s Icon award | 26th November 2021
    Halle Berry is set to be honoured with The People’s Icon award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards. The former Bond girl will be handed the accolade from rap superstar Cardi B for her outstanding contributions to TV and film, as well as her philanthropic efforts, at the awards ceremony on December 7. Source: Halle […]
  • Jai Bhim director TJ Gnanavel apologises, says wrong to drag Suriya – Movies News 26th November 2021
    Jai Bhim director TJ Gnanavel shared a statement in which he opened up about the ongoing controversy. Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) members alleged that certain scenes in the film are against the Vanniyar community. Source: Jai Bhim director TJ Gnanavel apologises, says wrong to drag Suriya – Movies News
  • Cinessance Gives French Film a Streaming Home in the U.S. 26th November 2021
    Do you have a bunch of baguettes at home, some good Camembert, and a beret, yet can’t name a single French actor not named Timothée Chalamet? A new streaming service, Cinessance, wants to solve a simple problem — the lack of easy access to French films — while also fighting streaming fatigue via a curated […]
  • Uphaar cinema fire: Convict gets 2-day interim bail to attend niece’s engagement 26th November 2021
    A Delhi court has granted two-day interim bail to a convict in the Uphaar cinema fire tragedy on grounds that there was no elderly male member in the family to make arrangements for his niece’s engagement ceremony. Source: Uphaar cinema fire: Convict gets 2-day interim bail to attend niece’s engagement
  • From Martin Scorsese to Jane Campion: An Exhaustive List of Directors Who Swear They Won’t Make a Superhero Movie | GQ 26th November 2021
    As they’ve become the central pillar of entertainment, superhero movies have attracted increasingly prestigious directors, writers, and stars—Chloé Zhao’s Eternals came out the same year she won dual Best Director and Best Picture Oscars for Nomadland. But the genre remains a lightning rod, especially for directors who haven’t directed one—or simply won’t. Asking critically acclaimed […]
  • Russian LGBTQ+ film festival gets website banned by government 26th November 2021
    A website for a local Russian LGBTQ+ film festival has been banned by the country’s government.Since 2008, the Side by Side LGBT film festival has been a staple for the country’s queer community.The event, which usually takes place in St Petersberg, was moved to an online format due to the ongoing pandemic. According to a […]
  • Theatre boss hopes Covid passes won’t put people off | Monmouthshire Beacon 26th November 2021
    A theatre boss fears the introduction of a compulsory Covid pass to visit cinemas, theatres and concert halls may put people off going to see shows.The Welsh government brought in the ruling this week. It says this is one of a number of measures to be strengthened to help keep people safe and businesses open […]

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Thank you to all those that have contributed information and resources to the page, especially Rob Arthur from The Bigger Picture.