The report - available both in print and online - provides an in-depth look at recent developments in Europe’s thriving cinema-going industry.
2018 marked the fourth consecutive year that cinemas across the region welcomed over 1.25 billion admissions, despite a slight dip of 3.4 per cent from the record-breaking results from the previous year. This equates to close to €8.1 billion at the box office, reiterating the continued cultural, social and economic importance of cinema-going for Europe today and its key position on the global stage.
The above-mentioned figures reflect continued investment by operators across the region in delivering the highest-quality, most immersive cinema experience possible, extending far beyond screening rooms themselves. Europe’s exciting and varied cinema community not only mirrors its broader, uniquely diverse cultural landscape, but also responds to strong audience demand for as broad a range of film content as possible.
In particular light of the recent European elections, the report also details key developments across the legislative spectrum in the form of a number of public policy issues that affect cinema operators, whilst also setting out the association’s advocacy activities to ensure that cinemas’ place at the centre of policy efforts towards further prosperity for the entire European film industry is safeguarded.
Many of the trends examined in the report will also be discussed during the week at CineEurope, UNIC’s official convention and Europe’s premier gathering of cinema exhibition professionals from the region and beyond.