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The impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the European cinema industry


UNIC is collecting detailed information on the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the cinema industry across the 39 territories it represents. If you need additional help, please reach out!

The research includes detailed information on national closure processes, support mechanisms, measures relating to employment, taxation, rent and related costs. as well as a selection of key box office figures shared by Comscore.

If you notice information that is missing or innacurate, please contact us as soon as possible by reaching out to gbranders@unic-cinemas.org. Any links to measures adopted by local authorities would be particularly helpful. 

Also included below is a list of EU financial initiatives that could be relevant to cinemas. A detailed document covering each of these initiatives – and their approval process by the European Parliament and the Council - and relevance is available upon request.

The documents available below are updated regularly (additions are included in red). 

UNIC research - Coronavirus impact on the cinema industry - 15 April 2022
UNIC research - Coronavirus transmission risk in cinemas - 21 December 2021
UNIC research - Reopening audience engagement initiatives - 17 December 2021
UNIC research - Audience engagement initiatives during closure - 26 June 2020
 

In addition, please find below a link to a post including a list of the various technical recommendations published by manufacturers and other industry stakeholders.

Technical recommendations for cinema operators during closure

 

 


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