Pints and popcorn by special permission

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The licensing specialist firm, Poppleston Allen, has provided Pub is The Hub with up-to-date guidance on running cinema events in pubs.

The advice on running any kind of broadcast or recorded film can be complicated and yet can be a valuable lifeline for pubs in remote or inaccessible communities.

Whether it’s a morning talk on bird watching, the live broadcast of a sporting event or Royal Wedding, an afternoon showing of a classic film for a luncheon club or a full-blown night at your pub cinema there is a range of permissions to consider including the premises licence, copyright licence, PRs and PPL.

Lisa Sharkey, a partner at the licensing firm has been a supporter of community-based initiatives like cinema nights and has reviewed and updated the guidance in our handy, downloadable document HERE.

See also this advice from the government about showing films in public and more here about community cinema.  For any further advice contact Poppleston Allen on 0115 953 8500 or email