Cinema admissions in the United Kingdom (UK) 2001-2019

There were 176 million cinema admissions in the United Kingdom in 2019, a 1 million decline from 2018 which was the year when the most people went to the cinema since the start of the millennium. Overall it seems the cinema industry has bounced back over the last few years, after a poor 2014 when just 157.5 million people went to movies in the UK.

How is Netflix affecting the cinema industry?

Many in the cinema industry had been fearing the worst when video-on-demand giants Netflix (and other VOD providers) seemed to be taking over the market, with the number of households subscribing to Netflix in the UK increasing steadily every year. However, looking at these admissions figures, it doesn’t seem to be having much of an effect on cinema in the UK.

Cinema prices in the UK

In 2018, the average price of a cinema ticket in the United Kingdom dropped for the first time since 2001. The annual average price in 2019 was 7.11 British pounds, down from 7.22 British pounds in 2018 and the lowest it has been since 2015.

Cinema admissions in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2001 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2001 to 2019

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