Article: WATCH: FAN Conversations #1: How are cinemas reconnecting with their communities as they reopen?

Miss the first FAN Conversation event? Watch it now on The Bigger Picture.

FAN Conversations delivers online discussions with FAN members and industry experts, on a range of topics that are relevant to the cinema exhibition sector in a challenging and changeable climate. The conversations will be open to FAN members and the wider film and creative industries sector.

Bringing together a panel of representatives from independent cinemas from across the UK, the first FAN Conversation is an opportunity to hear about their approaches to, and experience of, reopening, brand and community building, their business and fundraising strategies in response to the current operating context, the in-venue (and hybrid) programming models they’ve developed and how they are welcoming marginalised audiences back to their cinemas through community outreach and audience development.

The session was chaired by Film Journalist Wendy Ide and included guests Oliver Meek, Executive Director of Rio Cinema, Claire Horrocks, Film Programmer at Exeter Phoenix, Neil Hepburn, Cinema Marketing Manager at Eden Court and Claire Vaughan, Cinema Programme Manager at Chapter Cardiff.

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