18 March 2020
Please find below a truncated edition of our statement, of which a full version has been sent to all Partners & Associate venues. If you have not received this, please contact us directly.
Dear Moviola Partners & Associates,
I am sure you are currently being inundated with emails and messages, but as our partners in keeping Community Cinema alive in the UK, I think it’s important to keep you updated with our position here at Moviola.
As we expected, things are changing rapidly and the government has issued new guidelines regarding dealing with the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.
The current season runs to the end of April this year.
Things are of course fluid and we will keep you apprised.
It is likely that we will carry the (excellent) summer menu shows through for the rest of the year but we must review that in light of any distribution changes. We will keep you informed.
During the “lean time” with regard to showing films, I would like to offer you the services of Neil, our Communication & Diversity Officer. He will be very happy to talk to you one-to-one (remotely by telephone or Skype of course!) about your concerns around marketing, audience numbers, sustainability etc. I have attached here a form to organise a meeting with him and please do use him – he´s extremely knowledgeable about the sector and FREE of charge!
He can help you plan your next season and get the wind behind your sails once again with a positive outlook.
If you wish to book a session at any time in the next few months please use this form:
The Moviola forums are also still available to join a private area to interact with Moviola venues which may be experiencing the same concerns or have resolutions for you to share and explore.
Once again, I want to emphasise that Moviola will be here to support you during and – very importantly – after the current situation.
We´re not going away!
Very best wishes to you all from all of us at Moviola.