UNIC speaks on behalf of the majority of cinema operators in Europe and represents more than 33,000 screens and over one billion admissions per year. Our members include national exhibitors’ associations and cinema operators, representing cinema sites of all sizes and locations.
Cinemas add significant value to Europe’s cultural life and promote cultural diversity. They provide local areas with a valued community resource, a trusted and much-used meeting place for a broad range of local people. Many cinemas provide access not just to arthouse and other specialised films, but also to other artistic disciplines and creative opportunities.
At the same time, cinema exhibition is a serious industry with box office returns of approximately € 6.4 billion in the EU alone. The cinema exhibition sector provides much-needed employment throughout Europe.
Featured below is UNIC’s latest Annual Report, reflecting the state of the exhibition sector in 2013-2014.
You can also access it in French through this link.
You can access the previous edition from 2012-13 by clicking on the link below.