Arena Seating at the BFI anniversary celebrations in London's Embankment Gardens


“We were delighted to win the competitive pitch and with just a nine-week lead time, it was imperative we chose the right suppliers to help deliver our vision of a cinema that wouldn’t feel temporary. From luxury seating to Dolby 7.1 surround sound, 4k digital projection onto a 16 metre wide screen were all elements that helped to surpass the viewing experience even from the UK’s permanent cinemas.

“Having a longstanding relationship with Arena Group built up over many complex projects resulted in the BFI being impressed with our collaborative design approach maximising the space available and enhancing the audience experience.

“All of our industry partners, including Phil Bish and his team, worked tirelessly to deliver the project in a very tight timeframe, remaining incredibly good-humoured even when working against the clock!”