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Suitable for all sU

It is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child. But a ‘U’ film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over. ‘U’ films should be set within a positive moral framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror.

If a work is particularly suitable for a pre-school child to view alone, this will be indicated in the Consumer Advice.

Parental Guidance sPG

General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children.

Unaccompanied children of any age may watch. A ‘PG’ film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children.

What's the difference between 12A and 12?s12A12

Exactly the same criteria are used to classify works at ‘12A’ and ‘12’. These categories are awarded where the material is suitable, in general, only for those aged 12 and over. Works classified at these categories may upset children under 12 or contain material which many parents will find unsuitable for them.

The ‘12A’ category exists only for cinema films. No one younger than 12 may see a ‘12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult, and films classified ‘12A’ are not recommended for a child below 12. An adult may take a younger child if, in their judgement, the film is suitable for that particular child. In such circumstances, responsibility for allowing a child under 12 to view lies with the accompanying adult.

The ‘12’ category exists only for video works. No one younger than 12 may rent or buy a ‘12’ rated video work.

Suitable only for 15 years or over s15

No one younger than 15 may see a ‘15’ film in a cinema. No one younger than 15 may rent or buy a ‘15’ rated video work.

Suitable only for adults s18

No one younger than 18 may see an ‘18’ film in a cinema. No one younger than 18 may rent or buy an ‘18’ rated video work.

Running Time

This is the running time of the film and does not include any interval(s). The price(s) assume that there are no additional activities or intervals associated with the screening.

Cost to Promoters

Prices below are for voluntary-led organisations in the counties/districts named below.  For organisations who do not fall into these categories, please call 01926 402173 for more information.




Warwickshire & Staffordshire Standard

£190 + 65% of the gross
box office (in excess of £190) including VAT


Terms and conditions for offers apply – please phone 01926 402173 to discuss.

What a film promoter gets for the fee:

  • Rights to show the film to a paying audience (this is the bulk of the cost);
  • Access to the film Menu and online booking service on the Big Picture Show website;
  • High quality screening and sound equipment (screen up to 3.7m x 2.75m, smaller screen size also available; Blu-ray or DVD player and projector; 5:1 surround sound system);
  • Trained Screening Manager to set up and manage the screening, (does not include their time to cover intervals or other activities surrounding a screening);
  • A returnable Blu-ray/DVD copy of the film being screened;
  • Your screening event listed on the Big Picture Show website;
  • 20 x A4 posters for your screening, printed to include the venue and event details;
  • A downloadable flyer for the screening (including venue and event details);
  • Branded tickets (including venue and event details);
  • It is the responsibility of the promoter to ensure the venue is Covid-19 secure.
  • It is the responsibility of the promoter to ensure that a Covid-19 secure risk assessment is carried out for the screening and is submitted to Live & Local in advance  of the screening date.


The promoter will be responsible for local publicity, ticket sales and obtaining a screening licence if required from the local authority.  (This may already be included in your venue Premises Licence).

In order for you to receive marketing materials (posters, flyers, tickets) bespoke to your screening event, bookings must be made via our online booking form no later than six weeks in advance of the screening date. 

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