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Film Film registrations 1945-1985: total and British

Registration was required under the Cinematograph Films Acts from 1927. Registration ended on 23 May 1985.

  Total British
  >72
mins
33.3-72
mins
<33.3
mins
>72
mins
33.3-72
mins
<33.3
mins
1945 231 219 469 40 36 174
1946 225 244 581 39 61 181
1947 238 244 606 48 58 247
1948 285 208 584 68 101 266
1949 329 227 759 77 53 258
1950 382 202 762 74 49 238
1951 369 213 727 67 47 229
1952 408 170 767 79 42 315
1953 383 157 687 86 46 312
1954 359 171 705 93 51 301
1955 350 131 626 82 40 310
1956 370 115 590 81 29 260
1957 421 118 522 96 33 245
1958 371 143 406 89 35 229
1959 326 107 465 80 43 300
1960 333 111 460 79 44 285
1961 347 89 388 77 43 236
1962 319 87 377 71 45 201
1963 315 76 455 72 39 231
1964 306 49 347 70 29 216
1965 302 45 393 69 22 227
1966 329 44 419 70 16 186
1967 302 35 392 70 13 236
1968 360 33 302 71 17 175
1969 365 36 209 71 14 104
1970 360 25 169 85 11 108
1971 386 32 131 90 13 84
1972 386 43 126 89 23 89
1973 380 26 137 80 13 92
1974 402 : : 78 14 72
1975 341 : : 69 13 69
1976 338 : : 64 10 74
1977 318 29 92 42 16 64
1978 286 23 84 50 8 72
1979 274 36 104 40 16 85
1980 257 32 82 41 16 66
1981 252 26 85 32 9 73
1982 218 23 65 29 4 50
1983 255 10 85 36 3 49
1984 272 8 45 37 3 26
1985 114 5 14 18 1 7

Source: Board of Trade/Department of Trade and Industry

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David Fisher