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"Having ICAA at my back gives me confidence and reliability. 

What has ICAA actually done for me

Well let’s start

          • Code of Conduct
          • The VPF
          • The conferences (although I’ve only been to two. I know I’ll be welcome)
          • Networking with other screens on products etc
          • The My Cinema Branding and associated events. We’ve been in them all
          • It’s also a compassionate organisation
          • Employees conditions

Thanks ICAA worth every penny." 

Chris FuhrmeisterLakes Squash and Movie Theatre 

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ICA Member Benefits

Your ICA Membership delivers the following Member Services and Benefits along with a range of Members Guides. We encourage you to take advantage of these benefits and sincerely thank all our sponsorship and service partners for supporting Independent Cinemas. 

All fees, commissions, sponsorship and other income received by ICA in connection with the benefits and services provided to members are applied in full to our budget in order to deliver these services and reduce the cost of annual fees paid by ICA Members and Associate Members.

Industry Representation and Advice
Industrial Relations and Legal Help Desk

My Cinema Marketing Promotions and Special Events

Cinema Equipment and Services Partners including:

  • Christie supporting the ICAA Network Operations Centre
  • Superpop for cinema supplies including My Cinema branded drink cups and popcorn boxes 
  • LTI Lighting for Xenon Lamps (formally Philips)
  • Vista and Veezi by Vista IT solutions for your cinema ticket and concession sales
  • Hoyts CTG for equipment installation, servicing and cinema safety systems
  • Hollywood Software TCC library management software
  • MPDAA Weekly Box Office and Competitive Release Schedule
  • Numero and comScore detailed box office information and reports

ICAA Services Network Operations Centre (ICAA NOC) – for technical and IT support, software upgrades and data connection – special members rates


Business Development Opportunities including:
•    Industry Events
•    ICA Conference & Australian International Movie Convention Special Rates
•    ICA Newsletter and ICA Members Only Website Access for Services and Guides.

Industry Representation

In Australia, 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
  • 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

* formally the IP Awareness Foundation


Industrial Relations and Business Advisory

ICA have partnered with national law firm, Holding Redlich for the provision of cinema specific workplace relations advice and legal services to 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 rates offered to members for legal services, Holding Redlich operate a free helpdesk service through the ICA member website where all ICA members can make initial 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.


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.


My Cinema Marketing Promotions and Special Events


As an umbrella circuit, all exhibitors who are members of ICA are automatically part of the My Cinema group and entitled to ‘opt in’ to the activities and campaigns it attracts. By aggregating our members as 30% of the market ICA attracts national promotions and marketing campaigns that most individual independent exhibitors do not have the ability to attract.

In the first year of operation alone we have hosted successful promotions for Disney’s PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE, Roadshow’s PAPER PLANES and Sony’s PIXELS with prizes for a family of four to Disneyland, Tokyo and Los Angeles! Followed by more great promotions (see banners right).


My Cinema Premiere introduced special event preview screenings at independent cinemas in a premium environment, to develop excitement, awareness and word of mouth promotion for the films featured in the My Cinema Premiere series.   The series launched with Icon’s LAST CAB TO DARWIN in July 2015.

My Cinema Select launched with Looking For Grace on Australia Day January 26 2016, with the aim to bring limited release screenings to Independent Cinemas across Australia. Supporting greater audience access to limited release Australian and independent titles, especially in regional areas across Australia. Access to quality, diverse films and documentaries at release or as previews!

My Cinema Charity launched with The Man Who Invested Christmas Charity Preview Screenings on or between 15 - 29 November 2017. A donation from every ticket sold was given to support beyondblue and the Mark Safaty Cinema and Performing Arts Benevolent Fund.

ICAA Services Pricing

ICAA Services have made direct volume arrangements for the following equipment and services:

  • Cinema Xenon lamps by LTI (formerly Philips)
  • Superpop My Cinema branded drink cups and popcorn boxes
  • Hoyts CTG C Safe Online Safety System
  • Holding Redlich legal and industrial relations advice
  • MPLS Data Connection and phone line
  • Hollywood Software TCC Software
  • Online Training Resource for Digital Equipment

ICAA Services Network Operations Centre (ICAA NOC) - for IT and Technical Support Services – special member rates

The ICAA Services Network Operations Centre (ICAA NOC) gives you and your team access to dedicated technical/IT staff members who are monitoring every piece of your digital equipment and are only a phone call away 24/7. It will not do onsite service calls but will substantially limit the need for call outs under your onsite service agreements. All software upgrades will be handled remotely from the NOC to your cinema at no extra charge.


Where appropriate, the NOC Operator will talk to your staff through how to resolve problems onsite immediately and give impartial advice on whether and when an accredited service provider is required. The NOC will even manage the callout of your preferred accredited service provider and urgently source another if they are not available within the timeframe required by Studios to keep your VPF eligibility.


The ICAA NOC is operated by Christie on behalf of ICAA Services For more information about the ICAA NOC contact Stephen Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cinema Equipment and Service Partners

  • Weekly and Weekend MPDAA Top 20 at the Box office and weekly Competitive Release schedule
    • ICA members receive the latest box office results from the MPDAA and an updated Release Schedule every week and regular ICA newsletters which provide up to date information on ICA’s activities, industry news and issues of importance to the Independent Cinema Owner.
  • Numero
    • Numero offer ICA Members special access to detailed box office statistics and reports. For more information contact Simon Burton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • comScore
    • Rentrak offer ICA Members special rates to access detailed box office statistics and specialist reports. For more information contact Frank Perikleous This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Cinema Xenon Lamps by LTI (formerly Philips)
    • LTI are offering ICA members special prices on LTI Xenon Lamps. To view the LTI Price list and download an order form simply login to the member section of the ICA website and click on the tab 'Special Member Pricing - LTI Lighting Int'.
  • Vista and Veezi by Vista - IT solutions for your cinema ticket and concession sales. Contact Matthew Preen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Business Development Opportunities


  • ICA Conference Special Rates
    • ICA members receive a discounted registration fee to the ICA Conference. The annual ICA Conference is the premier business forum in Australia and New Zealand that solely addresses the issues and business needs of the independent cinema industry.
  • ICA Newsletter
    • ICA members receive up to date information on the association’s activities as well as special offers, industry news and issues of importance to the Independent Cinema Owner through the ICA Newsletter and ICA Members Only Website Access.


ICA Second Hand Equipment Market

  • To assist members upgrading their cinemas, ICA will list second hand equipment in our newsletter to enable ICA Members to contact each other to buy and sell second hand cinema equipment. To list your items contact Pauline at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ICA Members must make their own detailed enquiries about the suitability of any equipment listed for sale on the site.