Movie Theaters in the US: Market Research Report

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Movie Theaters Market Research Report | NAICS 51213 | Jun 2015

Coming attraction: Renewed consumer spending and technology changes will drive modest growth

IBISWorld’s Movie Theaters market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Positive trends in consumer spending and a revival in movie attendance will benefit the industry over the next five years. Movie theaters will invest in technologies like 3D to boost demand and increase ticket prices, supporting profitability. However, competition from online video access will largely mitigate these trends, resulting in modest growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Movie Theaters industry has a high level of capital intensity. Since 2010, industry companies have invested heavily in upgrading screens and projection systems to digital, IMAX and 3D and in renovating auditoriums to offer stadium seating. These expenditures have raised the industry's capital intensity during the past five years. Although 3D investment slowed in 2012 in response to the technology's plateaued popularity, digital upgrades continue apace because they offer better visual and audio quality, and allow theaters to more quickly and cheaply access distributed film content. Additionally, the initial capital investment required to open a movie theater is relatively high due to land and building rental, the purchase of projection systems and the installation of seating... purchase to read more


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What is the Movie Theaters Industry?

This industry comprises businesses that primarily exhibit movies. It includes cinemas, drive-in and outdoor movie theaters and film festival exhibitors.

Industry Products
AdmissionsFood and beverage sales
Industry Activities
Operating movie theatersOperating drive-in movie theatersFilm festival exhibitionMotion picture exhibition for airlines

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