FDA Celebrates a Spectacular Summer of Cinema

FDA Summer of Cinema

Spectacular line-up of feature films set to be released in UK cinemas this summer

Film fans are in for a treat this summer with a whopping 175 new films to be released between June and August.

From family favourites such as THE BFG, ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE and THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS to action-packed blockbusters such as STAR TREK BEYOND, JASON BOURNE and SUICIDE SQUAD, film fans will be spoilt for choice this summer when it comes to movies.

Summer typically marks a peak in cinemagoing by families as schools and colleges break up for the summer break and parents look for activities to entertain the kids. Last year, more than £300 million was spent on cinema tickets from June to August and the trend looks set to continue this year with box-office tickets already running 2% ahead of the same period last year.

To celebrate the ‘Summer of Cinema’, the FDA (the trade body for theatrical film distributors) has teamed up with UK film distributors to help boost cinema audiences during the summer season with a series of free family events including a free public exhibition.

State of the Art Cinema 2016 will run at The Strand Gallery from 19 July until 18 August and will display film posters from around the world, as well as on-set photographs taken during production, and a selection of film costumes.

Every Wednesday between 12 noon and 4pm, there will also be ‘free family fun’ activities in the gallery including a video booth, giant Kerplunk, Jenga and Connect 4 games and a unique custom-built model of a cinema, made from 25,000 LEGO® bricks.

FDA President, Lord David Puttnam of Queensgate CBE, said: “The cinema brings out the inner hero in all of us, and never more so than during the summer, when we can live vicariously through big-screen champions of every conceivable shape and size. I sincerely hope that audiences across the UK enjoy the line-up to the full.”

Check out clips from the summer’s biggest film releases below and let us know what you’re most looking forward by tweeting us at @FranklyMyDearUK