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ICA membership delivers a range of fantastic benefits to members. Ranging from exclusive discount pricing with leading cinema suppliers to authorised ACCC collective bargaining with film distributors.  We deliver real value to our members with key membership benefits including:


ICA is a not for profit organisation, all fees, commissions, sponsorship and other income received are strictly used to deliver ongoing benefits and services to our members.


1.   ICA Buying Group

Candy Bar: Enjoy a range of exclusive member price discounts on the best brands across food and beverage categories for cinema.  Our members can opt in to as many supplier arrangements as suits their business needs. Designed in consultation with Keith Maloon from Leisure Management Australia, the ICA Buying Group provides fantastic benefits:


  • Discounts on leading cinema brands ranging from beverage, confectionery, ice cream, snack foods, popcorn and My Cinema drink cups and popcorn boxes
  • Centralised coordination of consumer promotions
  • Buying efficiencies, dealing with only trusted suppliers
  • Ranging expertise to maximise revenue opportunities


Cinema Operations: Engage with our Preferred Suppliers on a range of essential services and supplies including technical support, projectors, xenon lamps, screens, point of sale and theatre management systems, gift cards and insurance – with more to come!


2.   My Cinema Promotions and Special Events


Members can opt in’ to planned national promotions and marketing campaigns. In the 2018 – 19 financial period ICA secured over $65,000 in prizes for consumer promotions run throughout our member cinemas.


We are always working with film distributors for promotions on the big blockbusters and niche Australian films. We have an established My Cinema consumer website so your customers can find out the latest information and what deals are where across our member sites.


My Cinema Premiere

Members can enjoy offering their customers special event preview screenings to drive word of mouth for particular movies. A series of movies are identified each year with opportunities communicated to ICA members.


My Cinema Select

My Cinema Select launched in 2016, with the aim to bringing limited release movies to independent cinemas across Australia. ICA supports Australian and independent title releases particularly across regional Australia.


My Cinema Charity

With the community at the heart of everything we do, ICA holds regular charity events in support of the Mark Safaty Cinema and Performing Arts Benevolent Fund. A donation is made from every ticket sold to these events.


ICA Conference

Members receive one complimentary pass and additional discounted registration fees to the annual ICA Conference. This is the premier business forum in Australia and New Zealand that addresses challenges and business needs of the independent cinema industry.


3.    Industrial Relations and Business Advisory Helpdesk

ICA have partnered with national law firm, Holding Redlich for the provision of cinema specific workplace relations advice and legal services for its members. Holding Redlich has extensive experience in the film industry and is ideally placed to help ICA and its members to achieve their workplace relations objectives. Holding Redlich provide advice that is practical, accessible, prompt and cost effective.


Free Employment Helpdesk

In addition to the group-wise legal rates offered to members, Holding Redlich operate a free industrial relations helpdesk service through the ICA member website. ICA members can lodge employment enquiries to the Holding Redlich Team, who will respond either by phone or email (depending on the complexity of the enquiry) within 72 hours.


Access employment contracts, policies and workplace documents

At no extra cost ICA members also access a full suite of employment contracts, policies and workplace documents including a cinema work health and safety manual prepared by Holding Redlich for exhibitors to adapt for their business.


4.   Industry Advocacy

ICA represents members’ interests, concerns and issues in crucial on-going discussions with:

  • Film Exhibition and Distribution Code of Conduct Administrative Committee (FEDCAC), the voluntary code of conduct for exhibitors and distributors.
  • Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA), Hollywood Studios and Australian Independent Distributors (AIDA) on distribution issues
  • Australian screen Association and Creative Content Australia* on movie theft.
  • Screen Australia for general issues involving Australia’s peak government film agency.
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on competition issues.
  • Human Rights Commission on issues such as disabled access


5.   Equipment Services

Members can access volume based discount arrangements for the following;

  • Hoyts CTG C Safe Online Safety System.
  • MPLS Data Connection and phone line.
  • Hollywood Software TCC Software.
  • 24/7 ICA Services Network Operations Centre (ICA NOC) - for IT and Technical Support Services for your cinema projection systems..



6.   Additional Services

  • Top 20 Box Office report for the week and weekends
  • Weekly Competitive Release schedule
  • ICA newsletters which provide up to date information on ICA’s activities, industry news and issues of importance to the Independent Cinema Owner.
  • Numero offer ICA members special access to detailed box office statistics and reports.
  • Comscore provide ICA members with special rates for detailed box office statistics and specialist reports
  • LTI offer ICA members special rates on Cinema Xenon Lamps
  • IT solutions for cinema ticket and concession sales with Vista and Veezi by Vista.
  • Equipment market – connecting members through our newsletter of second hand equipment sales.