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UK cinema sites
Number of locations of cinemas open during the year
The first 'twin' cinema opened in Nottingham in 1965. Thereafter the number of locations declined, even though the number of screens was relatively constant.

1969 1,559 1984 660 1999 ..
1970 1,492 1985 663 2000 686
1971 1,420 1986 .. 2001 692
1972 1,314 1987 .. 2002 775
1973 1,269 1988 .. 2003 775
1974 1,176 1989 .. 2004 773
1975 1,100 1990 .. 2005 771
1976 1,057 1991 .. 2006 783
1977 1,005 1992 .. 2007 775
1978 958 1993 .. 2008 772
1979 978 1994 .. 2009 766
1980 942 1995 .. 2010 763
1981 877 1996 .. 2011 761
1982 803 1997 ..
1983 707 1998 ..

Sources: Terra Media research, Board of Trade /DTI, CAA

See also   Cinema screens


Cinema statistics index

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