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Movie Theatres in Canada: Market Research Report

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Movie Theatres in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51213CA | Apr 2017

Concession consolation: Theatres will offset falling attendance with focus on ancillary products

IBISWorld’s Movie Theatres market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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. Over 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 competition difficult, and many are expected to close down or be acquired by larger operators... purchase to read more

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The Movie Theatres industry has a high level of capital intensity, largely due to the rapid adoption of digital screens, projection technology and auditorium upgrades, including stadium seating and higher-quality speaker systems. The installation of IMAX and 3-D projection, in particular, has raised capital intensity for the industry. In 2017, IBISWorld estimates that the average exhibitor spends $0.43 in capital investment for every $1.00 spent on wages and labour. Renovation and upgrade activity has raised the industry's depreciation costs to 5.9% of revenue.

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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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