Independent cinema in the United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom has a well-established history of independent cinema exhibition dating from the 1930s and the Film Society Movement, which still exists as the British Federation of Film Societies. Since the 1980s independent exhibition has thrived in regional film theatres set up under the auspices of the British Film Institute. The cinemas are linked to the Europa Cinemas Network, which guarantees to promote at least 50% European titles, as well as to represent the history and diversity of world cinema.

The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) has comprehensive information for developers and owners of independent cinemas.[1]

Current locations[edit]

Principal regional film theatres include:


There is a full directory of UK independent cinemas on the ICO website.


  1. ^ "Independent Cinema Office". Independent Cinema Office. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Broadway – Cinema in Nottingham, Nottingham". Experience Nottinghamshire. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Guardian readers' favourite independent cinemas". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Movie heaven right here in Bradford". Telegraph & Argus. Newsquest. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 

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