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

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Barriers to entry in the Movie Theaters industry are high and growing more difficult to overcome. The costs of purchasing and operating capital equipment such as digital projection systems, screens and speakers are high, as are the costs of establishing auditoriums on par with the quality offered by the industry's major players. Opening a large multiscreen complex entails high rent and utilities costs. Furthermore, new and untested theater operators may have difficulty acquiring rental licenses from major film distributors; without the ability to show blockbuster films, commercial success for a first-run theater is highly unlikely.

However, opportunities exist for theaters that limit their operations to certain genres or specialize in second- or third-run films... 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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