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Cinemas offer a range of different jobs, all essential in providing a fun and organised place for the public to watch a new release. Employees range from managers to catering assistants, who all need to be prepared for very busy weekends and late evenings. There are around 770 Cinemas in the UK, with a total of 3,569 screens.
The United Kingdom has had a major influence on modern cinema. The first moving pictures developed on celluloid film were made in Hyde Park, London in 1889 by William Friese Greene, a British inventor, who patented the process in 1890.
The UK's leading film institution is the British Film Institute (BFI). The BFI's mission is to achieve a creative and prosperous film culture and industry base, as well as driving creative, economic, and cultural success through a linked portfolio of activities. Its diverse public programme presents over a thousand films a year across BFI Southbank, BFI IMAX and the BFI London film festivals. As the biggest distributor of cultural cinema in the UK, it supplies film to over 600 venues across the whole of the UK, and over 2,000 hours of material are available for free online.
Cinemas can be large complexes, small independent or art-house cinemas. In each type, cinemas offer great opportunities, full-time or part-time, for those wishing to start out in the film or leisure industry.