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UK cinema circuits 1917-1926

  number of circuits   halls in circuits   average size of circuit
1917 90   429   4.8
1920 157   787   5.0
1926 139   856   6.2
Source: adapted from Dickinson and Street: Cinema and State [0077]

 

UK cinema circuits 1935-1936
The mid 1930s was a period of consolidation in the cinema business.
In 1935, 111 new cinema opened (including 19 replacements), 27 of the net gain of 92 screens attributable to circuits. In 1936 ABC alone acquired 130 cinemas

circuit size number of circuits   total no of halls   average size of circuit
  1935 1936   1935 1936   1935 1936
200+ 2 2   559 601   280 301
100-199 2 2   242 320   121 160
50-99 1 2   53 106   53 53
20-49 4 5   130 151   32.5 30.2
10-19 22 27   288 333   13.1 12.3
2-9 128 138   615 824   4.8 6.0
total 159 176   1,887 2,335   11.9 13.3
Source: adapted from Dickinson and Street: Cinema and State [0077]

 


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