How many movie theaters are there in the US today?

posted by 42ndStreetMemories on November 7, 2008 at 8:33 am

Question: How many hardtop theaters are there in the US today? The industry indicator seems to be “number of screens”. But I am curious as to how many hardtop theaters are still showing films.

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danpetitpas
danpetitpas on November 10, 2008 at 9:05 am

The National Association of Theater Owners is the best Website for any statistical information.

For example, in 2007 there were 5,928 theaters, 383 of them being drive-ins. And there were 38,794 screens with 635 of them being drive-ins.

So analyzing this, the average drive-in has about 2 screens and the average indoor theater has about 6 screens. And there are almost 20 times as many indoor theaters as drive-ins, and 50 times as many screens.

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