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UK cinema seats

Average number of seats in cinemas open during the year
thousands

1941 4,216 1961 2,649 1981 .. 2001 705.5
1942 .. 1962 2,420 1982 .. 2002 734.5
1943 .. 1963 2,222 1983 .. 2003 738.1
1944 .. 1964 2,104 1984 .. 2004 743.7
1945 .. 1965 2,013 1985 .. 2005 743.2
1946 .. 1966 1,883 1986 .. 2006 ..
1947 .. 1967 1,757 1987 .. 2007 790.2
1948 .. 1968 1,627 1988 .. 2008 865.6
1949 .. 1969 1,538 1989 .. 2009 ..
1950 4,221 1970 1,466 1990 .. 2010 ..
1951 4,221 1971 1,381 1991 .. 2011 802.6
1952 4,200 1972 1,198 1992 ..
1953 4,177 1973 1,097 1993 ..
1954 4,156 1974 973 1994 ..
1955 4,087 1975 879 1995 ..
1956 4,026 1976 627 1996 ..
1957 3,825 1977 .. 1997 ..
1958 3,664 1978 .. 1998 ..
1959 3,299 1979 .. 1999 ..
1960 2,960 1980 .. 2000 ..

Source: Kinematograph Yearbooks, Board of Trade, CAA, Terra Media research, industry estimates

See also Cinema seats per screen


Cinema statistics index

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