Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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 - Industry Locations Chapter
Establishments in the Movie Theatres industry are distributed across the country according to population, with the most populous areas attracting a larger concentration of theatres. However, provinces with lower population per capita tend to have a disproportionately high number of theatres compared with population.
With 38.8% of the country's population, Ontario is the most heavily populated province and has the highest share of industry establishments at 32.1% of the total. The region includes Toronto, the fifth most populous city in North America, and Ottawa; both cities are lucrative entertainment markets. Cineplex, the industry leader, has three times as many theatres in Ontario (62) than in Quebec (21), its second-largest market... purchase to read more