CEAN's mission is to promote and to protect the value of cinema exhibition in Nigeria by the following
Providing CEAN members with up-to-date information on best practices and identifying ways to preserve, and promote Nigerian exhibitors.
Promoting the cultural, social and economic benefits of a vibrant cinema-going culture in Nigeria and provide an influential voice for Nigerian cinema operators on issues of shared interest.
Working with government institutions
Working with government institutions at all levels throughout Nigeria on implementing policies/strategies that promote cinemas as well as to take such action; political or legal as may be required to protect the rights of the Members as a whole.
Liaising on the association's behalf with other industry stakeholders in Nigeria (distributors, producers, artists, other content industries, etc.) and with partners in the US, Europe and Asia.