A Cinema Trade Association Dedicated to The Empowerment of Independent Movie Theaters

Representing 4,000+ Screens in the U.S.

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Helping members reduce expenses and increase revenues

Independents United in the ICA Marketplace

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Serving Small and Mid-sized Exhibitors

Strengthening Relationships between Cinemas and Hollywood Studios

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WHAT WE DO

Empower Independent Movie Theaters

Empower

WE are dedicated to the empowerment of independent movie theater owners and operators in North America.

The ICA is a trade association dedicated to the empowerment of independent movie theater owners and operators in North America. Established by independents for independents, we are leading the charge to champion the importance of independent cinemas to a dynamic and vibrant motion picture industry. As we gain more members, our voices grow stronger and the value of the Alliance to our industry increases.

WE WORK
BETTER TOGETHER

Help US EMPOWER INDEPENDENT CINEMAS

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

Our Initiatives

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Studio Relations

It is important for independents to have representation from Hollywood to Washington.

  • Develops & Executes Strategy
  • Creates Efficiencies
  • Promotes Actions
  • Enhance Independent Exhibitor Revenue
  • Promotes Their Screens

02

ICA Marketplace

The Marketplace has three departments to establish exclusive member benefits.

  • Food Service
  • Equipment and Technology
  • General Purchasing

03

Marketing Initiatives

ICA delivers value to our members and the industry.

  • Strategic advocacy and initiatives
  • Communicates with industry stakeholders 
  • Promotes innovative cinema solutions
  • Educate and inform public policymakers
  • Push the value small business movie theaters

THE FACTS

ICA By The Numbers

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Member Theater Screens Nation-Wide

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Member Companies

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Of the Total 2022 Box Office Revenues

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Largest Theater Circuit Equivalency in the U.S.

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Industry News

News
Feb 16, 2023

Regional Conference Aimed at Independent Cinemas Takes
Place on August 22-24, 2022

Dec 20, 2022

(Dallas, TX/Plano, TX – December 19, 2022) The Cinema Buying Alliance, LLC (ICA Marketplace), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Independent Cinema Alliance (ICA) is excited to announce the addition of a new program offered by Frito-Lay of North America, Inc., a division of PepsiCo that manufactures, markets, and sells Lay’s® and Ruffles® potato chips,…

Nov 1, 2022

Registration for the 2023 Dine In Cinema Summit is now open! Register Now The fifth annual dine in cinema summit will take place in Dallas, Texas beginning Monday, February 6th, 2023 and ending on Thursday, February 9th, 2023. If you are decision maker who is interested in gathering, collaborating and inspiring yourself and other exhibitors…

WHO WE WORK WITH

Industry Partners

We’re proud to partner with leading industry brands.

ICA Teams

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING TEAM
The ICA Communications & Marketing team develops and executes media and public communications strategies to promote the Alliance’s mission, projects, and activities. Additionally, the team creates innovative marketing strategies, opportunities, and tools that benefit the Alliance and independent exhibitors.

EDUCATION TEAM
The ICA Education Committee develops the Alliance’s educational content and programs. This includes ICA Live! webinars, conference presentations, and other programming opportunities.

MARKETPLACE TEAM
The ICA Marketplace leverages the efficiencies created by the ICA’s membership to develop partnerships and programs that provide independent exhibitors with national account pricing and rebates on essential products, such as seats, technology, concession stand items, and more.

MEMBERSHIP TEAM
The ICA Membership Committee collaborates with the Board of Directors, committees, and members on key strategies, challenges, and needs to provide insight on membership recruitment, engagement, and retention strategies. The Membership Committee provides a critical link between ICA members and leadership, so that the Alliance continues to develop valuable benefits, programs, and services.

STUDIO RELATIONS TEAM
The ICA Studio Relations Committee develops and executes the Alliance’s strategy to create efficiencies and promote actions that will enhance independent exhibitor revenue streams and promote their screens as essential to film studios.