Movie Theaters

Movie Theaters


The 1,700 movie theater firms in the US provide entertainment venues that exhibit motion pictures or videos. They operate about 40,300 movie screens at over 5,700 cinema sites. Major sources of revenue include ticket sales, concessions, and merchandise resale. Some theaters specialize in a particular genre, such as foreign, art house, and documentary films.

Conversion to Digital

The film industry’s conversion from celluloid to digital projection technology involves considerable costs, and creates significant financial obstacles for small, independent theaters.

Demise of Small Theaters

While the total number of movie screens has increased over the last two years, smaller theaters continue to struggle.