Movie Theatres in Canada: Market Research Report

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Movie Theatres in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51213CA | Apr 2014

Reeling it in: As firms upgrade amenities, higher concessions sales will combat falling attendance

IBISWorld’s Movie Theatres 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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Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Movie theatre performance is tied largely to the success or failure of major blockbuster releases. On the whole, attendance at movie theatres has been slipping, partly due to the growing popularity of video-on-demand streaming services. Exhibitors have been combating falling attendance by emphasizing concessions and other merchandising. During the next five years, exhibitor revenue will continue to depend on films' ability to draw attendance. As major players upgrade theatres and add amenities, independent venues will find competing difficult, and many are expected to close down... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entering the Movie Theatres industry are very high and are only expected to increase. Entrepreneurs hoping to break into the industry face several obstacles: the high market share concentration of existing players (and of Cineplex in particular), the high initial costs required and the need to acquire rental rights for attendance-driving blockbuster films.

Cineplex operates the most first-run theatres in the most lucrative movie-going urban markets, including Toronto and Montreal, and is able to use its size, scale and higher margins to provide upgraded amenities and more screenings than smaller theatres. Initial start-up costs include renting property with access to sufficient customers... purchase to read more


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What is the Movie Theatres Industry?

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

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Operating movie theatres and cinemasExhibiting films at festivalsOperating drive-in movie theatres

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