The Cinema Sector – Life after Covid: a new normal?


Wednesday 20th October 2021
The Cinema Sector – Life after Covid: a new normal?


  • 1. Chair - Amanda Nevill CBE
    1. Chair - Amanda Nevill CBE
    International consultant on the Screen Industries - Olsberg.SPI
  • 2. David Hancock
    2. David Hancock
    Chief Analyst, Media and Entertainment – Omdia
  • 3. Sarah Lewthwaite
    3. Sarah Lewthwaite
    Chief Client Officer – Movio
  • 4. Tim Richards
    4. Tim Richards
    Founder & CEO - Vue Entertainment

    Prior to entering the entertainment industry, Tim was a Wall Street lawyer engaged in international finance and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, before joining UCI in 1990 and then Warner Bros. International Theatres in 1994.
    In 1999 Tim left Warner Bros. in LA and founded the start-up cinema exhibition company ‘SBC International Cinemas’, which was later re-branded to Vue International, and is now one of the world’s leading cinema operators. Vue International manages the most respected brands in major European markets and Taiwan, spanning ten countries, 287 sites and 2,452 screens, and entertains over 100 million customers a
    year. Tim remains instrumental in the business and the day-to-day execution of the Vue International strategy. He is on his second term as a Governor of the British Film Institute (BFI). Tim’s interests are his family, films, reading and sports. A former international ski racer, Tim is still an avid skier, kite surfer, cyclist and is currently competing in the International Blancpain GT car racing series

  • 5. Crispin Lilly
    5. Crispin Lilly
    CEO - Medi-Cinema
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Wednesday 20th October 2021


8:45 am - 10:30 am


Vue cinema, Leicester Square
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7AL

This seminar provides 1.5 hours of professional CPD.

Venue: Vue Cinema, Leicester Square

Date: Wednesday 20th October 2021 from 9am – 10.30am. Entry from 8.30am.

We are managing capacity to ensure an enjoyable event for our attendees. There will be 70 seats available to book in a 138 seat venue.

The cinema sector has been one of the most affected sectors during the COVID Pandemic. Forced closures, capacity limits and uncertainty over content releases and distribution have severely challenged the industry.

Now the sector is reopening with big blockbusters being released and government restrictions eased. Our seminar focuses on how the sector is recovering, how cinema-goers are responding and how key trends in the sector have been accelerated.

David Hancock from Omdia will give a presentation on key market statistics and global trends, followed by Sarah Lethwaite from Movio who will present on cinema consumer behaviour and trends. Movio specialise in tracking cinema customers and their behaviour.

Both David and Sarah will then be joined by Tim Richards, CEO of Vue and Crispin Lilley who runs MediCinema and was CEO of Everyman, to discuss and debate the industry and the current outlook.

This discussion panel will be chaired by Amanda Nevill, CBE who is a specialist advisor to the screen industries and was CEO of the British Film Institute.

The panel will have a discussion about key trends in the market, how cinema consumers are reacting, and what the future may hold for the industry. With 3 months of meaningful data since reopening in the UK, the session will give attendees data-driven analysis of the state of the sector.

Those attending in person can join a networking session immediately afterwards in the Vue Bar, adjacent to the theatre screen.

This event will also be available as a video recording after the event.

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