International Union of Cinemas

Union internationale des cinémas (UNIC)
Unión Internacional de Cines
Internationale Filmtheaterunion
Unione Internazionale dei Cinema

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1964 Cannes France


1964, Cannes (France), when formally set up under present title by presidents of 6 national associations, these presidents having met informally since 11 Sep 1952, Venice (Italy), as International Union of Cinematograph Exhibitors – Union internationale de l'exploitation cinématographique (UIEC) – Unión Internacional de Explotación Cinematografica – Internationaler Verein der Kino-Betreiber.


Defend the interests of member associations, groups or unions of cinematograph exhibitors in relation to other professional organizations and public authorities; promote exchange of information; coordinate and facilitate relations between exhibitors in different countries; promote and protect the cinema, maintain its high public profile and promote the importance of the cinema exhibition industry.


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General Assembly (annual) with rotating chairmanship, usually at Cannes Film Festival. Executive Committee. Permanent Secretariat General. Meetings closed.


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