UNIC Opens CineEurope 2021 With Optimistic Keynote

The first in-person CineEurope since June of 2019 opened in Barcelona, Spain on Monday, 4 October with Phil Clapp, the President of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), and Laura Houlgatte, the organization’s CEO, personally welcoming attendees in keynote address…

CJ Green: Greening Your Cinema

After its conception in 2019, the first-ever online version of the Circular Economy Retail Group was held in April of this year, hosted by the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC). The agenda saw a jam-packed afternoon of legislative updates, European…

CJ Green: UNIC and Europe’s Green Agenda

During the last year of existential challenges to cinemas the world over, sustainability hasn’t been a top priority for exhibitors, focused as they have been on straightforward survival. But now that cinemas are enjoying a “reopening boom”, particularly after the…

Out Now – How to Design a Cinema Auditorium v2

Union International des Cinémas (International Union of Cinemas) UNIC is delighted to announce the publication of the updated edition of Rolv Gjestland’s book, “How to design a cinema auditorium – Practical guidelines for architects, cinema owners and others involved in…

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…

How Will Cinemas Treat Their Staff While Closed?

In less than 24 hours two starkly different approaches emerged as to how cinemas in the UK will treat their staff while they are closed because of the Coronavirus outbreak. This was also one of the hot topics at yesterday’s…

2020 For Women in Cinema

The first ever spacewalk made by an all female team. The European Commission’s first woman President and the most gender-balanced college in history. Finland’s all female government coalition led by the youngest head of state in the world – these…

Record Breaking Year for European Cinema Attendance

European cinema attendance last year not only recovered from the slight slump of 2018, but went on to break records as the highest this century. Preliminary 2019 statistics from cinema trade body UNIC shows that more than 1.34 billion admissions…

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