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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- The official UK Government Coronavirus information website.
- The United Nations News page on the topic.
- Visualizing the History of Pandemics – providing the historical content of pandemics.
- Ukie COVID-19 roundup: Government and business support has a great summary of the aforementioned Government and business support.
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Includes an interactive global map with all the latest data on the Coronavirus cases.
- Protective Measures.
Individual Cinema Organisations/Company Information and Support Pages
Most of the individual membership organisations and similar have pages with specifically tailored resources:
- FAN – The Bigger Picture – extensive information page.
- Cinema Technology Community is offering free community membership for 6 months
- Cinema for All have a guide to creating virtual online Film Clubs.
- Cinema for All – advice and support whilst we stay at home.
- Independent Cinema Office Blog – What Cinemas Can Do Right Now.
- Air Screen Corona virus page
- Event Cinema Association Coronavirus Advice and Information
- Giant Screen Cinema COVID-19 Resource Page
- BECTU Covid-19 Adice and Information.
- Film & TV Charity Covid-19 advice page.
- UKCA Coronavirus Page.
- ScreenSkills page of Coronavirus information and resources, including training.
- BFI – Answering Questions From the Screen Sectors.
- BFI Coronavirus Update.
- The Big Picture Corvid-19 Report.
- Screen has compiled an extensive list of all the ongoing international initiatives launched to support the international film industry at this time.
- Into Film – film guide to use at home.
- CICAE – CORONAVIRUS: SITUATION OF CINEMAS
- Independent Cinema Office sector survey results report.
- Box Office Coronavirus Pages.
- The Big Picture Page.
Cinema Sector-Specific Coronavirus News Stories
All the stories being published about Coronavirus across the sector:
- Box Office Pro Coronavirus Stories
- Celluloid Junkie Stories
- Hollywood Reporter.
- Mad Cornish Projectionist Coronavirus Stories.
- Variety Coronavirus Stories.
Equipment and Technical Advice
All these links are guides and resources to looking after and maintaining the technical equipment in the cinema.
- Equipment Shutdown Guide from CinemaNext
- Cinema Technology Community – Covid-19 Closure; Technology Tips for Equipment Upkeep and Preparation for Re-Opening.
- Cinionic’s guide to equipment shutdown.
- NEC Best Pracise Guidance for Cinema Equipment.
- FilmTech Forum – Keeping the equipment going during a shutdown
- GoFilex Shutdown Technical Details.
- GDC Technology Server Shutdown Technical Notice.
- Christie Closure Details.
- UNIC Cinemas Technical recommendations for cinema operators during closure.
- Technical guidance for prevention of Coronavirus spread during cinema reopening – UK China Film.
- QUBE Digitial Cinema Server Maintenance for Extended Shutdown.
- Atom Seating guide to deep cleaning their seats
- Preparing for a Cinema extended closure period and explaining why its so important
- Digital Cinema Report: Rebooting Cinemas When the Pandemic Ends
- Vista Reopening Tool Kit
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:
- What can UK retailers learn from their Chinese counterparts in the midst of COVID-19?
- What food retailers should do during the coronavirus crisis
Online Training Courses
There are plenty of online training courses being made available during this time, here are a few cinema specific ones:
- Christie University Catalog.
- Dolby Cinema Product Training Registration.
- Independent Cinema Office online learning courses.
- JBL/Harman Professional Online Training Sessons.
- ScreenSkills page of Coronavirus information and resources, including training.
- Trinnov Audio Offers Cinema Downtime Customer Overview & Engineer Calibration Training
- A free Film Distribution Online Learning Course.
- QSC – Q-SYS Level 1 Cinema
Miscellaneous Resources and Information
This section is for any useful or relevant links that don’t fit anywhere else:
- Looking Forward: Assessing the Domestic Theatrical Situation.
- McKinsey – Survery US consumer sentiment during the Coronavirus crisis
- Calison Technology, better known for 3D products are offering disposable medical mask($0.55 for MOQ 1000pcs) and N95 mask($1.80 for MOQ 500pcs) available in stock, more details pls contact me via email@example.com.
- HR Advice for managers during the Coronavirus.
- COVID-19: Answering questions from the screen sectors.
- UK Cinema Network Facebook Page – is a peer to peer network for those who work in cinemas / multi-arts venues. An opportunity to share news, offer support and talk about new opportunities coming up.
- Social Distancing Festival. Not entirely cinema-related, but provides list of some of the material that is available to stream online, for when you need a break.
- Independent Cinema Office – list of Coronovirus resources.
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:
- Together Films – hosted a webinar on Monday 23rd March and Monday 30th March on the range of digital resources available to power community impact screenings during this time. Recordings of WEEK 1 and WEEK 2 can be found on the links.
- Cinema InFlux Webinar Series: have a weekly series of webinars, with previous weeks available to listen to.
- CJ Cinema Summit – A weekly webinar series, with previous editions available to listen to again online.
- Boxoffice Pro have a recap of the summit held on 26th March.
- CineConf: WEBINAR – Big Screen Entertainment and the Impact of Coronavirus Lockdown, have a series of webinars. You can watch the first one on YouTube here.
- BoxOffice Pro – Podcasts.
- Park Circus_Comscore UK Webinar Presentation. The presentation includes details of Park Circus’ Corvid-19 response, their Classic Cinema Programming plan and how cinemas can book it.
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:
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:
- CineAsia 2021 Canceled Over COVID ConcernsWith 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 will be the third consecutive year in which CineAsia has been canceled. In 2019, politicalRead […]J. Sperling Reich
- Vista Cinema In The Time of COVID-19On 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 had caused President Trump to restrict travel from Europe for the next 30 days, whichRead […]J. Sperling Reich
- Film Expo Group Rallies Around ShowEast During Challenging YearTo 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 year and as cinemas reopen, it is uncertain whether audiences will comfortable returning in sufficientRead […]J. Sperling Reich
- The Problems Facing North American Movie Theatres After They ReopenExhibitors 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 hopes and unrealistic expectations. We’ll discuss the new normal and the challenges facing exhibitors afterRead […]Michael Giltz
- Saving Small Town Cinemas in the Wake of Covid-19As 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 through this before. Each time a new technical advancement in the Home Entertainment space appearedRead […]Jim Amos
- EVO Shares A Phased Approach for Reopening Their Texas Cinemas After Coronavirus ShutdownFrom 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 made their patrons feel safe. As quarantine and stay-at-home orders in various regions are slowlyRead […]J. Sperling Reich
- When We Return To “Normal,” the First Stop May Be The Movie TheatreThese 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, by coronavirus. With rare exception (“Tenet,” “Mulan,” “Wonder Woman 1984,” to name a few) mostRead […]Jim Amos
- UNIC Launches Guide to Help Cinemas in EuropeInternational 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 liaising directly with individual member organisations on a national levels and driving the response toRead […]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 shape was adapted to a more trapezoid formation specifically to be seen from a movingRead […]Karen Krizanovich
- “So, What Happens Now?” How UK Cinemas Keep GoingIt’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 measures that cinemas were taking to keep customers safe, to monitoring partial, and then fullRead […]Claire Beswick
- Europe’s Theatrical Window Standoff Gives Studios Pause Over Strategy 2022/06/23As France and Italy enforce exclusive cinema runs, execs now have to consider whether it’s worth bypassing exhibitors altogether (and forgoing grosses) to boost streamers. Source: Europe’s Theatrical Window Standoff Gives Studios Pause Over Strategy – The Hollywood Reporter
- Creator/Writer/EP Max Borenstein on Making ‘Winning Time’ a Portrait of a Cultural Shift in America 2022/06/23Writer and producer, native Los Angeleno, and longtime Lakers fan Max Borenstein approached HBO’s Winning Time as a labor of love. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the show is that Max and the filmmaking team didn’t settle for just telling a great sports story—they also looked to explore this particular era in basketball as […]
- Nature, nudity and reconnection captured in rare photos of Rainbow Gatherings | 2022/06/23For the last 36 years, Joth Shakerley has captured the secret world of Rainbow Gatherings where reconnection is at the core. Source: Nature, nudity and reconnection captured in rare photos of Rainbow Gatherings | Digital Camera World
- 5 vintage Soviet cameras that are better than your iPhone 2022/06/23Although some of these cameras come very cheap, they are capable of capturing some wonderful shots. Source: 5 vintage Soviet cameras that are better than your iPhone
- Dubblefilm launches Cinema 800 35mm colour print film 2022/06/23Dubblefilm has announced the launch of its ISO 800, 35mm colour print film Cinema, which is said to be suitable for night-time analogue shooting or bluish tones in daylight. Source: Dubblefilm launches Cinema 800 35mm colour print film – Amateur Photographer
- Why You Should Use a Cinema Camera for Video Versus a Mirrorless Camera 2022/06/23Technology and filmmaking have always had an oddly symbiotic relationship. Certain techniques in filmmaking become popular almost as a direct result of new technology, making certain actions possible that might have literally been impossible before. As an example, early sound films don’t have a great deal of camera movement. This isn’t because they didn’t want […]
- VISIONARY DIGITAL ARTIST FVCKRENDER BRINGS IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE IRL AT NFT NYC 2022/06/23Native digital artist FVCKRENDER is not only a massive success in the NFT world, he is a true innovator, committed to taking his work past the purely visual into interactive and uncharted territory. As a leading and well-respected digital artist, he has had a robust commercial career, but FVCKRENDER is not one to simply settle […]
- The 360°, 25K gorilla experience backed by Hollywood stars 2022/06/23Habitat XR has created the largest 360° projection theatre in Africa for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund with support from Ellen DeGeneres and Leonardo DiCaprio. Source: The 360°, 25K gorilla experience backed by Hollywood stars
- Zawya’s ‘Italian Cinema Focus’ Pays Homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini 2022/06/23To celebrate his 100th birthday, Downtown indie cinema Zawya is collaborating with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura to pay homage to famed Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini. Source: Zawya’s ‘Italian Cinema Focus’ Pays Homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini
- Y.M.CINEMA 65: A Gift For Cinephiles 2022/06/23The Y.M.CINEMA 65 is a one-of-a-kind stainless steel piece of jewelry that was designed as a 65mm film camera. The Y.M.CINEMA 65 is handmade and manufactured solely by Y.M.CINEMA. It was created meticulously and uniquely by pure passion for motion picture magic. Source: Y.M.CINEMA 65: A Gift For Cinephiles – Y.M.Cinema – News & Insights […]
- Dollar Cinema closing its doors after 18 years 2022/06/23Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedInOwner Bernie Gurberg says streaming services and COVID are to blame. Source: Dollar Cinema closing its doors after 18 years | CBC News
- Bosphorus Film Fest returns with outstanding Turkish, world cinema 2022/06/23Turkey’s fastest-growing and most dynamic film festival is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The Bosphorus Film Festival will invite movie buffs to screenings of exclusive local and international films Source: Bosphorus Film Fest returns with outstanding Turkish, world cinema | Daily Sabah
- Nikon Z9: 8K N-RAW & DaVinci Resolve 18 – Y.M.Cinema 2022/06/23In continuous with our previous video published by Nikon Asia regarding the editing of 8K N-RAW on Grass Valley EDIUS X, this time Nikon France released another video demonstrating the editing and grading capabilities of the 8K N-RAW on DaVinci Resolve 18. Check it out. Source: Nikon Z9: 8K N-RAW & DaVinci Resolve 18 – […]
- A Protection Order Has Been Issued After Ezra Miller Allegedly Groomed A Teen, But Nobody Can Seem To Locate The Actor To Serve Them 2022/06/23In the past couple of months, Ezra Miller has been in the news with arrests and other reports of disruptive behavior and assault. The most recent issues for the star of the upcoming DC movie The Flash have come from their friendship with teenager Tokata Iron Eyes, which has resulted in Iron Eyes’ parents filing […]
- Russian Cinemas Exit UNIC Amid Industry Collapse 2022/06/23A trade body representing Russian cinema owners has pulled out of the International Association of Cinemas (UNIC) as the domestic impact of sanctions over the war against Ukraine begin to bite.In a move that helps Russian exhibitors save face and avoid expulsion from a major global industry body, the Russian Association of Cinema Owners (RACO) […]
- What’s the best movie ever made? – GEEKSPIN 2022/06/23Like any other form of art, cinema is subjective. Films that are great to some, maybe mediocre to others, and that’s completely understandable. With the rise of streaming services, movies ― both old and new ― have become more accessible to people than ever, resulting in a more divided opinion on motion picture projects. While […]
- Billy Liar: Photos take you behind the scenes on set in Leeds 2022/06/23Filming locations for the movie, based on the 1959 novel by former YEP reporter Keith Waterhouse and directed by John Schlesinger, included The Headrow and Leeds Town Hall and Green Lane in Wortley. Source: Billy Liar: Photos take you behind the scenes on set in Leeds | Yorkshire Evening Post
- BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky back UK industry anti-bullying initiative 2022/06/23The broadcasters will support the setting up of an Independent Standards Authority (ISA) to counteract bullying and harassment in the TV workplace, lending further momentum to a scheme already backed by industry bodies including the British Film Institute, Bectu and Bafta. Source: BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky back UK industry anti-bullying initiative | […]
- Janet Jackson Promises New Music ‘At Some Point’ 2022/06/23Janet Jackson is on the cover of the newest issue of Essence, and in the Wednesday (June 15) cover story, she’s dishing on the possibility of new music. “Sometimes things happen that you don’t expect to happen, and you have to figure things out — or you’re in a space in your life when you […]
- The Untold Truth Of Charlie Chaplin 2022/06/23Charlie Chaplin is one of the 20th century’s most famous comedic icons. He was born in London in 1889 — near the end of the Victorian era. Chaplin’s parents separated when he was young, and his mother struggled to provide for her children. Chaplin spent much of his early life in and out of workhouses […]
Drive-In Cinema News
- Where Was Jersey Shore Filmed? TV Show Filming Locations - The Cinemaholic 2022/06/26You can find the cafe at 800 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. Another haunt for the crew was the La Locanda restaurant bar pizzeria, a small trattoria ...
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- Tesla's upcoming drive-in theatre and diner imagined in new renders - CarAdvice 2022/06/25Tesla is planning a new Supercharger site in Los Angeles, designed in the style of an old-school drive-in movie theatre, complete with retro diner ...
- Tesla's upcoming drive-in theatre and diner imagined in new renders - Neweys News 2022/06/25Tesla is planning a new Supercharger site in Los Angeles, designed in the style of an old-school drive-in movie theatre, complete with retro diner ...
- SRK completes 30 years in Bollywood, YRF unveils his guarded look from 'Pathaan' 2022/06/25Production house Yash Raj Films celebrated this special moment in cinema and his incredible journey by unveiling SRK's guarded look from 'Pathaan' ...
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- A place to unwind with uplifting spirits | CanIndia News 2022/06/25Plefora – The Theatre Cafe. A drive-in cinema and cabana-style cafe open daily from 12 pm to 12 am, Plefora can be found in New Chandigarh.
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- More than Movies: Oak Hill's Starlight Drive-In Brings the Past to the Present - Lootpress 2022/06/25Experiencing what would become one of my all-time favorite films at a drive-in theater only enhanced the magic behind the movie-going experience.
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