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Cinema screens  
Estimates for all cinemas
Licensed public cinemas open at end of the year; screens in multi-screens sites counted individually.

1967 1,772   1972 1,519   1977 1,547   1982 1,439
1968 1,651   1973 1,580   1978 1,563   1983 1,303
1969 1,601   1974 1,588   1979 1,582   1984 1,233
1970 1,553   1975 1,576   1980 1,574  
1971 1,510   1976 1,562   1981 1,528  

        licensed at
        some time
  new reopened closed during year
1977       1,636
1978       1,631
1979 68 3 44 1,634
1980 55 9 70 1,646
1981 40 8 94 1,622
1982 30 16 135 1,574
1983 10 18 164 1,495
1984 10 19 99 1,332

 

Estimates for cinemas reporting in the annual enquiry

  cinemas seats   cinemas seats
    000s     000s
1961 2,711 2,649 1973 1,530 1,097
1962 2,421 2,420 1974 1,535 973
1963 2,181 2,222 1975 1,530 879
1964 2,057 2,104 1976 1,525 827
1965 1,971 2,013 1977 1,510 764
1966 1,847 1,883 1978 1,519 738
1967 1,736 1,757 1979 1,564 721
1968 1,631 1,627 1980 1,562 688
1969 1,581 1,538 1981 1,514 622
1970 1,529 1,466 1982 1,432 568
1971 1,482 1,381 1983 1,293 505
1972 1,450 1,198 1984 1,226 459


Cinema statistics index

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