FAN Conversations: Reconnecting with Communities as we Reopen

FAN Conversations: Reconnecting with Communities as we Reopen

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Join the first of a series of discussions designed to create and respond to the need for exchange amongst film exhibitors across the UK .

About this event

Join the first FAN Conversation, ‘How are cinemas reconnecting with their communities as they reopen?’ to get fresh insights and reflections from FAN member cinemas that recently reopened their venues to the public.

Bringing together a panel of representatives from independent cinemas from across the UK, this webinar session will be 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 will be chaired by Film Journalist Wendy Ide and include 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.

FAN Conversations will take place via Zoom Webinar, with opportunities for participants to ask questions and share experiences via the chat function.

All sessions will have live captioning. Please do let us know if you have additional access requirements and we will do our best to meet them.