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Movie Theatres in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Movie Theatres in Canada

The Movie Theatres industry in Canada's performance largely depends on the success or failure of major film releases. Although per capita disposable income directly influences households' ability to spend on discretionary services, such as movies, the marketing efforts and popularity of blockbuster films strongly determine revenue, as movie-going is a relatively low-cost entertainment option. Movie attendance has stagnated in recent years, mostly due to external competition from substitute entertainment products and other ways of accessing films. These external forms of competition include online video, on-demand services, internet-enabled TVs, smartphones and tablets. Over the five years to 2024, industry revenue will continue to depend on films' ability to draw attendance and annual studio release schedules. Meanwhile, the trend toward larger multiplexes is expected to continue.

This industry comprises businesses that primarily exhibit movies. It includes cinemas, drive-in and outdoor movie theatres and film festival exhibitors.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Cineplex Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Landmark Cinemas (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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