The move starts with the two biggest cinema chains, Vue and Cineworld, and talks are progressing with other companies, including Odeon. Eat Cinema is hoping a presence in theatre foyers will raise more awareness among film-goers of the channel, which already runs on the BSkyB platform and via the web.
Content from Eat Cinema will run alongside the cinema owner's bespoke in-foyer TV material.
The channel launched in February on Sky, aimed at mainstream audiences and has the backing of film operators and the cinema industry.
A spokesman for Eat Cinema said: "We're very lucky to have the backing of the entire film industry, which will help us raise awareness of what Eat Cinema has to offer."