Grow Your Own Cinema logo with flowersWant to 'grow your own cinema' at a venue in your local area? It's easier than you might think and could make a real difference to your community.

Before you start, there are a number of things to consider, so download our handy Information Pack on taking those first steps.

Watch our short video to get inspired by people who grew a cinema in their local area - and then visit the sections below to find out how to sow the seeds . . .

Equipment

Whether you choose to buy or hire, you'll need a certain amount of kit to run your community cinema. Find out more . . .

Licences

You'll need a film licence for each film you screen (plus some other licences, depending on your venue).  Find out more . . .

Added extras

In this section you'll discover ways to give your cinema screening a few fringe benefits, such as live music, food and drink, Q&A sessions and storytelling. Find out more . . .

Sponsorship, Programming and Publicity

It's important to let your community know about your screenings - and to put on films people want to see. Find out more . . .