Screening Room Map, the leading directory of industry screening rooms, is coming to Los Angeles very soon… To receive advance details about the launch of the Los Angeles version of the website, send an email here

Completing in September 2017, the newly refurbished Cubic Theatre boosts true 4k DCI cinema projection and Dolby Digital surround sound. These features help improve daytime presentations and conferencing or for an evening film screening. With a capacity of 121 guests, the conveniently tiered space also has a breakout foyer which is perfect for pre-event registration…

Screening Room Map welcomes some new venues for the 2017 edition. Featured on the front cover of the pocket guide (out August) is Everyman Cinemas with their beautiful and newly refurbished Baker Street venue. Joining the Curzon group of cinemas is the newly-opened Curzon Aldgate in the vibrant East End. Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden is linked…

Pocket Films has launched The Camera Map – the innovative resource for anyone looking to hire or buy professional cameras for film, broadcast or video productions in the UK. It is launched as a web site and a printed guide.

Close-Up offers filmmakers a DCP conversion and cinema preview package. DCPs are delivered to the industry standard and give the client the opportunity to preview it in their cinema, ensuring that the film will be seen as intended. Users get a professionally mastered DCP on an external HDD to keep, and a cinema preview screening in the 40-seat cinema.

Package includes: DCP conversion, cinema preview and an industry-formatted USB hard drive.

Enquiries: 020 3784 7971 or email [email protected]

Accessible Screenings UK is a listing site to help you find information on accessible screenings in UK Cinemas.

Launched by UKCA, it “is the first ever comprehensive and searchable listings database for accessible screenings in UK cinemas, including subtitled (ST – sometimes referred to as Opened Captioned OC), audio described (AD) and Autism Friendly Screenings (AFS). UK cinemas are committed to being inclusive and finding ways to meet the needs of all their customers. Research though tells us that those who might benefit from many of the adaptations now available struggle to access the relevant and correct information. Accessible Screenings UK was created to collate and promote this information. The website is fully accessible and serves to act as the hub of information for all activities relating to disability and access to it in UK cinemas.”

If you find yourself daydreaming about installing your own screening room, maybe this article will whet your appetite… “They house a level of luxury unknown to most cinema goers – fully-reclining seats, champagne buckets at your feet, even your personal pick ‘n’ mix counter”

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New edition 2016

Screening Room Map  |  The 13th print edition of the pocket guide for the UK’s screening rooms and cinemas for hire is published this summer. Distributed inside Televisual, Screen and Broadcast magazines, the handy printed guide sits alongside it’s web site and provides a comprehensive resource for a wide range of screening venues. The A6 printed guide is free and obtainable by sending a SAE to Pocket Films.

Looking for the IMAX experience within your home enviroment? This report from Ars Technica UK describes options that IMAX Private Theatres can install, including an entry-level cinema which starts at about £300K for a screening room with up to 18 seats. And if you want to see new cinema releases, the article states “Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Private Theatre is that IMAX is also selling a separate box (priced at about £7.5K/$10K) that lets customers watch new films as they’re released at major cinemas. The box, called Home Premier, uses fingerprint recognition for security. Users still have to pay an unspecified rental fee for each screening on top of the £7.5K up-front cost, too.”

ScreenDaily today reported an anonymous benefactor is reigniting plans to radically transform the BFI’s home on London’s South Bank: “The British Film Institute (BFI) has unveiled plans to open a £130m ($190m) International Centre for Film, TV and the Moving Image by 2022 – which could replace the existing structure on London’s South Bank. An…