Digital makeover for Brit cinemas

World Brief

The U.K. Film Council has confirmed it will invest £13 million ($21 million) to install digital projectors in a quarter of British cinemas, making the ter-ritory one of the most advanced for digital exhibition anywhere.

The digital cinema network will promote the wider and more flexible distribution of specialized and arthouse movies.

The Film Council plans to convert 250 screens in 150 cinemas to digital, starting next year. In 2002 there were just 125 digital screens worldwide, including four in the U.K.

More Film

  • U.S.-China Film Talks Now Part of

    U.S.-China Film Talks Now Hostage to Trade War (Report)

    The U.K. Film Council has confirmed it will invest £13 million ($21 million) to install digital projectors in a quarter of British cinemas, making the ter-ritory one of the most advanced for digital exhibition anywhere. The digital cinema network will promote the wider and more flexible distribution of specialized and arthouse movies. The Film Council […]

  • Director Hirokazu Kore-eda holds the Palme

    Why 'Shoplifters' Director Hirokazu Kore-eda is Cannes' Favorite Japanese Auteur

    The U.K. Film Council has confirmed it will invest £13 million ($21 million) to install digital projectors in a quarter of British cinemas, making the ter-ritory one of the most advanced for digital exhibition anywhere. The digital cinema network will promote the wider and more flexible distribution of specialized and arthouse movies. The Film Council […]

  • John Cho Debra Messing Aneesh Chaganty

    'Searching' Takes Top Audience Award at L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival

    The U.K. Film Council has confirmed it will invest £13 million ($21 million) to install digital projectors in a quarter of British cinemas, making the ter-ritory one of the most advanced for digital exhibition anywhere. The digital cinema network will promote the wider and more flexible distribution of specialized and arthouse movies. The Film Council […]

  • Happy as Lazzaro Cannes

    Netflix Buys Cannes Winners 'Happy as Lazzaro,' 'Girl' for North America, Latin America

    The U.K. Film Council has confirmed it will invest £13 million ($21 million) to install digital projectors in a quarter of British cinemas, making the ter-ritory one of the most advanced for digital exhibition anywhere. The digital cinema network will promote the wider and more flexible distribution of specialized and arthouse movies. The Film Council […]

  • Asia Argento arrives for the screening

    Asia Argento Makes Powerful Statement About Cannes' Role in Weinstein Scandal

    The U.K. Film Council has confirmed it will invest £13 million ($21 million) to install digital projectors in a quarter of British cinemas, making the ter-ritory one of the most advanced for digital exhibition anywhere. The digital cinema network will promote the wider and more flexible distribution of specialized and arthouse movies. The Film Council […]

  • Luc Besson

    Luc Besson Accused of Rape by Actress in France

    The U.K. Film Council has confirmed it will invest £13 million ($21 million) to install digital projectors in a quarter of British cinemas, making the ter-ritory one of the most advanced for digital exhibition anywhere. The digital cinema network will promote the wider and more flexible distribution of specialized and arthouse movies. The Film Council […]

  • Hirokazu Kore-eda, Spike Lee Win Top

    Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

    The U.K. Film Council has confirmed it will invest £13 million ($21 million) to install digital projectors in a quarter of British cinemas, making the ter-ritory one of the most advanced for digital exhibition anywhere. The digital cinema network will promote the wider and more flexible distribution of specialized and arthouse movies. The Film Council […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content