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Cinemas offer a range of different jobs which are all essential in providing a fun and organised place for the public to watch a new movie. Employees range from managerial positions to food assistants, who all need to be prepared for very busy weekends and working late.
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. There are 770 Cinemas in the UK, with a total of 3,569 screens. The Kinema in the Woods in the only cinema in the UK to still employ Back Projection.
The British film industry has a complex attitude to Hollywood. It has been argued that the size of the domestic British cinema market makes it impossible for the British film industry to successfully produce Hollywood-style blockbusters over a sustained period without U.S. involvement. The loss of control and profits, and the market requirements of the US distributors, are often seen to endanger and distort British film culture.
The UK's leading film institution is the BFI- in its mission to achieve a creative and prosperous film culture and industry base, the BFI drives 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. The BFI cares for the world’s most significant film and television collections in the BFI National Archive, its vibrant DVD label releases around 50 titles a year, and its publications include Sight & Sound magazine.