Cinema theaters in Spain 2009-2019

The number of cinemas in Spain maintained steadily over approximately 680 theaters throughout the last ten-year period. Movie theaters peaked in 2011 at 763 cinemas, initiating a decline thereafter and featuring record low in 2016 at 675. According to the most recent data, the number of movie theaters stood at 723 in 2019.

Attitudes towards the cinema are changing in Spain

The popularity of cinema does not seem to be too high among those aged 65 years and older. 20- to 24-year-olds, however, were more likely to watch a film at the theater, with 7.1 percent of respondents within this age group. Cinema screens in Spain have been decreasing over the last few years, with figures showing a drop of approximately 300 screens in the recent years.

Spain: cinema price maintaining steadily and popularity declining

In 2017, the average price of a cinema ticket was 6.96 euros. The price of cinema tickets fluctuated over the last years, with 2012 being the period in which the highest average price was registered at 7.08 euros per ticket. By contrast, the cheapest price was recorded in 2009 at 5.96 euros, one euro cheaper than the average in 2017. Although its popularity is in decline, nearly 4 percent of Spaniards stated they still went to the movies in 2018.

Number of movie theaters in Spain from 2009 to 2019

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Special properties

April 1st each year

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