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Our kind distribution partners Cosmic Cat have allowed Cinema For All members to watch their two latest documentaries at a discount. Watch these compelling documentaries for just £4.99, simply click the links below. Feel free to share this opportunity with your audience members to join in too.

Eye of the Storm

Widely recognized as one of Britain’s finest landscape artists, James Morrison’s work hangs in the homes of JK Rowling and the Royal family, as well as in museums and private collections around the world. But in the twilight of his life, James loses his eyesight and with that, his ability to see the landscape as others couldn’t. As Morrison reflects on his remarkable artistic journey, from the Glasgow shipyards, to France and the vanishing arctic wilderness, he also confronts his sight loss by attempting one final masterpiece.

Eye of the Storm is a powerful and poignant exploration of the connection between freedom, transcendence and art, through the stormy eyes of a master.

Killing Escobar

In 1989, Scottish mercenary and ex-SAS operative, Peter McAleese, was hired by a Colombian drug cartel to lead a small team of ex-special forces commandos on a mission to assassinate the world’s biggest drug baron, Pablo Escobar.

With heartstopping drama reconstruction, access to never-before-seen footage of the mission and first person accounts from both the mercenaries and the cartel, Killing Escobar is a documentary thriller that reveals how one man’s violent upbringing in Glasgow, training in the SAS and experience as a mercenary in Africa led him to the jungles of Colombia and the heart of the Medellín cocaine empire.

At 78 years old and returning to the Catholic faith of his youth, McAleese reflects on one of the most ambitious and perilous assignments of his career; the one that pushed him closer to death than any other, a mission to kill the most feared man in the world, Pablo Escobar.



Each year Cinema For All conducts a survey of the community film exhibition sector to gather a wide range of data about the groups we represent. Thank you to all the community cinema organisers that took part in completing the survey, we couldn’t do this research without you. This data allows us to build a better picture of the contribution community cinemas make to the film exhibition sector as well as how we can better serve you.

Jaq Chell, Head of Operations and Sector Development said, ‘Once again we are delighted to see the annual survey results reflect the wealth of film choice offered by volunteer-led cinema. We are so proud to represent groups that consistently bring great film to people across the whole of the UK, locally and at affordable prices. We believe access to film in a community setting can help decrease isolation, and even has the power to improve people’s lives. We are also proud to see Cinema For All services so highly rated. We work hard to give community cinemas the high quality advice they deserve and we are grateful for the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received.’

Key Findings of the Community Exhibitor Survey 2017:

  • Almost all Cinema For All services or resources were rated as ‘good’ or ‘very good’ by over 70% of survey respondents who had used that service or resource.
  • The most highly rated services (i.e. rated very good or good) were our Starter Pack (95%), Programme Notes (94%), Enquiry Service (89%), Booking Scheme (88%), Technical Advice (86%), Website (85%), Advice Leaflets (84%), Member Discounts (84%), Film Society of the Year Awards (82%) and Newsreel (81%).
  • Respondents programmed 675 different titles in 2016/17, mainly foreign language, British and independent films.
  • 19 titles were programmed by 10 or more community exhibitors during the year, and of these 10 were either British or foreign language titles.
  • The top three most programmed titles were Mustang, I, Daniel Blake and Bridge of Spies.
  • The average full annual membership fee was £22.67 with the highest at £70. 58% of respondents who offered membership also offered concessionary membership fees (for senior citizens, students, under 21s or under 25s, the unemployed etc.).
  • The average audience size of responding community exhibitors was 58, with 36% of respondents recording an increase in audiences and 39% recording roughly the same number as in the previous year.
  • 80% of organisations offering membership saw their membership increase or stay the same over the last year.

Download the full 2017 Community Exhibitor Survey Report here. 

Help us shape the future of Cinema For All

Are you a Member, Associate or Affliate of Cinema For All? We would love to hear from you!

In line with BFI2022, Cinema For All is developing our strategy for 2017-2020. We want to continue to support and develop the community exhibition sector to the best of our ability.

As community cinema exhibitors, your input is important to us and to help us move forward we would like to hear your thoughts. We have designed a short survey to help us gather your feedback and ideas. Please take a moment to fill in the survey and help us shape the future of Cinema For All. The survey takes around 10-15 minutes to complete. The deadline for completion of the survey is midday on 20 February. 
Click here to complete the Cinema For All Strategy 2017-2020 Survey.