July 1, 2020

Coronavirus and the UK & Ireland cinema industry

We are in an unprecedented situation with the coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted the movie industry across the world. Comscore is hosting a twice-monthly webinar where we will focus on its effects across UK & Ireland. 

The webinars offer a space for dialogue with all stakeholders on the impact of the pandemic, the way forward and the road to recovery. During these sessions, hosted by Lucy Jones, Executive Director of Comscore Movies, our panelists will discuss a variety of topics including current concerns among exhibitors, preparing for relaunch, programming in a period with fewer new releases, and the latest modelling forecasts for box office 2020.

We'll publish the recording of each session below.

July 1,  2020

As cinemas reopen their doors, our fourth UK & Ireland webinar focused on relaunch activity here and in France, safeguarding higher-risk audience groups, and the latest updates on how forecasts for 2020 box office have evolved.

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June 3,  2020

Our third UK & Ireland webinar covered the practicalities of reopening cinemas – how do audiences and cinema managers feel about coming back, and how are we planning to keep everyone safe while maintaining a welcoming and enjoyable experience?

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May 6,  2020
Our panelists:

  • Sharon Reid – Director of Marketing & Partnerships, Cinema First
  • Jonny Tull – Audience Strategy, Film Programming & Distribution Consultant
  • Marc Allenby – Event Cinema Association board member | CEO, Trafalgar Releasing

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April 15,  2020
Our panelists:

  • David Sin – Head of Development, Independent Cinema Office
  • Sharon Reid – Director of Marketing & Partnerships, Cinema First
  • Mark Hirzberger-Taylor – CEO, Park Circus Group
  • Robert Mitchell – Director of Theatrical Insights, Gower Street Analytics

Coronavirus Insights

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