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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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

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The lights have grown dimmer for the Movie Theaters industry. Over the past five years, mounting external competition in the form of online streaming platforms and flat ticket sales have severely limited revenue growth. Although disposable income levels have improved since the recession, enabling more entertainment spending, media consumption is increasingly shifting toward lower-cost online subscriptions, such as Netflix and Hulu. This trend has been supported by the rising number of tablets and smartphones capable of streaming movie files, as well as the continued development of wireless data connection. The industry is responding by investing in 3D infrastructure, upgraded facilities, promotions and focusing on concession sales... 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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