General Advice

Want to start screening films in your community but need to know more? In this area you’ll find information on venue licensing, where to source your films, insurance advice and much, much more to help you on your way.

We recommend you start your journey by reading our full document How to Start a Community Cinema followed by our advice on the different Ways of Operating.


Scottish Groups

Are you in Scotland and looking to start screening films to your community? Because of slightly different licensing laws, Cinema For All has put together a version of our popular starter pack specifically for groups operating in Scotland.

The Cinema For All Starter Pack – Scottish Edition is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI Film Audience Network and we thank them for their support.

Starting a Community Cinema – Scottish Edition
Equipment and Venue Considerations – Scottish Edition

For further information and support, call us on 0114 2210314 or email