Number of cinemas in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2018

In 2018, there were 775 cinemas in the United Kingdom. The number of cinemas has been increasing over the last few years. There were roughly 100 more cinemas in the UK in 2018 than there were 15 years previously.

The leading cinema chains in the UK

Cineworld, Odeon, and Vue are the top cinema chains in the UK in terms of revenue, and accounted for almost 70 percent of the exhibitor market combined. Cineworld had the largest market share in 2018 with 24 percent.

The average cost of going to the cinema

In 2018, cinema ticket prices in the UK decreased for the first time since 2001, meaning a ticket cost cinemagoers 7.22 British pounds on average. This is the lowest average cinema ticket price since 2015. However, average annual cinema-going spending per head in the UK was 19.35 British pounds in 2018, the highest it has been since this data started being recorded.

Number of cinemas in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2002 to 2018

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Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2002 to 2018

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