The Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) represents the interests of film distributors in the UK and Ireland. Its membership ranges from Hollywood studios to independent operators and is responsible for 99% of all films released theatrically in the territory.

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HM Queen Elizabeth II

8 September 2022|

The Film Distributors’ Association and its members are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen and offer our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family.

UK and Ireland Top 5 Films

to 28th November 2022
FilmDistributorWeeks on releaseWeekend TotalTotal Box Office
1Roald Dahl’s Matilda the MusicalSony Pictures2£4,135,418£4,135,418
2BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVERWalt Disney4£2,694,447£27,066,684
3Strange WorldWalt Disney2£833,043£833,043
4She SaidUniversal Pictures2£444,806£444,806
5The MenuWalt Disney3£429,522£1,960,561

Source: Comscore

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In cinemas Friday

After President Park's murder in 1980, North Korea sense an opportunity for future invasion and sends one of its spies. Park Pyong-Ho and Kim Jung-Do, two senior security officers, are tasked with the hunting down the infiltrator.

A Beginner’s Guide to Film Genres is our latest online course to launch @FutureLearn

Develop your knowledge of the film industry, guided by experts and gain insights into the film production process and the impact audience expectations and thematic conventions can have on decision making.

Find out more about the course at the link in our bio

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#NationalCInemaDay2022 #BigScreenExperience #BigScreenSmallPrice

On Saturday 3 September Cinema venues across the UK will come together to celebrate cinema and cinema-going under the banner of National Cinema Day.

Check the link in our bio to find the UK cinema sites participating

#NationalCInemaDay2022 #BigScreenExperience #BigScreenSmallPrice

Brian and Charles in cinemas today

Brian is a lonely inventor in rural Wales who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, he soon attempts his biggest project yet.

Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he's ever faced -- a quest for inner peace. However, his retirement gets interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods.

In cinemas this Thursday

Emergency - in cinemas now

After an epic night of partying, three college students return home to find a woman unconscious in their apartment. Worried the police will suspect them of wrongdoing, they try to get the woman to safety without drawing suspicion.

'A vividly moving portrait of Siegfried Sassoon' - Financial Times

Benediction in cinemas 20 May

About the film-
Decorated for bravery during World War I, British soldier Siegfried Sassoon returns from service and becomes a vocal critic of the government's continuation of the war. Adored by the aristocracy and the stars of London's literary and stage world, Sassoon's experiences inspire him to write poetry about the horrors of battle.


Take on me.... Take me on (to the movies)

A-Ha: The Movie in cinemas Friday 20 May


Have you done something jolly with your hair?

Downton Abbey A New Era in cinemas Friday 29 April


Happy Easter from all of us at the FDA

Picture: Film still from 'Easter Parade' (1948)

Cinemas for Ukraine launches today

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A joint initiative between @uk_cinema_association, @associationeventcinema and @powster

Funds raised by the appeal will be directed to the Fedir Shpyg Charitable Foundation, which has long-standing experience in providing targeted charitable assistance.

Beneficiaries will include those working in the Ukrainian cinema industry, their families and others affected by the conflict.