Movie Theaters in the US: Market Research Report

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Movie Theaters Market Research Report | NAICS 51213 | Aug 2016

Big screen: Rising disposable income will boost demand, though competition will hamper growth

IBISWorld’s Movie Theaters market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Movie Theaters industry is struggling to bring viewers back in front of the silver screen. Competition from online streaming platforms has drawn moviegoers away from the theaters in the past five years. In the coming years, the industry will benefit from rising disposable income, which will encourage consumers to spend more on entertainment. However, competition from online video will largely offset this positive trend... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of movie theaters in the United States is closely tied to population density, consumers' leisure time availability and disposable incomes because industry operators depend exclusively on consumers for revenue. As a result, the largest region, the Southeast (25.6% of the population), is home to the highest number of movie theater establishments (20.7% of the total). Likewise, the West region (17.2% of the population) has the second-highest share of establishments at 17.6%. This region also includes California, the largest individual state for the industry, which houses 11.4% of all movie theaters in the country... 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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