Big ticket: Premium cinema experiences set the scene for industry revenue growth

The Cinemas industry is in a state of flux. Cinema operators face intense competition from other sources of entertainment, such as video streaming services, and from internet film piracy. Additionally, slow growth in discretionary income and volatile consumer sentiment have contributed to difficult trading conditions for cinema operators. In response, industry firms have tried to differentiate the cinema experience from other forms of entertainment. Operators have upgraded projectors and sound systems to digital and 3D, while focusing on unique and luxury product offerings, such as new 4DX cinemas. Overall, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 0.5% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $1.7 billion. This includes anticipated growth of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Firms have focused on offering a premium cinema experience, boosting average ticket prices
  • Cinema operators face significant competition from consumers downloading or streaming films
  • Profitability will rise as cost savings come from cheaper digital technology film distribution
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Cinema operators earn income through the screening of films, and through other complementary services such as selling food and beverages. Over the past five years, cinema operators have concentrated on offering premium services, such as Village Cinemas' Gold Class and 3D screenings, while expanding their range of food and beverages, to increase spend per patron.Film screeningsBox office receipts account for the largest share of industry revenue. This segment has diversified over the past five years, with a wider range of cinema types and experiences being offered. Cinema equipment has been updated to digital, with more screens capable of exhibiting films in 3D. As ...purchase to read more.

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  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Internet connections in the Cinemas industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cinemas Industry?

    The Cinemas industry includes companies that are involved in screening commercial motion pictures from film or videotape. The industry includes independent and chain operators, and single-screen and multi-screen multiplexes.

    Industry Products
  • Film screenings
  • Food and beverages
  • Screen advertising
  • Industry Activities
  • Cinema operation
  • Drive-in theatre operation
  • Film or video festival operation
  • Motion picture screening and theatre operation
  • Newsreel theatre operation
  • Multiplex cinema operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Internet connections
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Average weekly hours worked
  • Demand from motion picture and video production

  • Current Performance
  • Video downloads
  • New innovations
  • Broader content
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Participation and profit
  • Online competition
  • Services innovation
  • Table: Cinemas Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cinemas Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Advertising Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Liquor Wholesaling
  • Motion Picture and Video Distribution
  • Motion Picture and Video Production
  • Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Film screenings
  • Food and beverages
  • Other
  • Screen advertising
  • Chart: Cinemas Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 50 and over
  • People aged 14 to 24
  • People aged 35 to 49
  • People aged 25 to 34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cinemas Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Film rental
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cinemas

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cinemas Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited, Auholdco1 Pty Limited, Village Roadshow Limited, Reading Entertainment Australia Pty Limited,
  • Table: Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Auholdco1 Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Village Roadshow Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Reading Entertainment Australia Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cinemas Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cinemas Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A popular film that is released across 400 or more cinema screens and generates substantial box office takings.
  • Digital Screens
  • Screens equipped to exhibit films in digital format and sound.
  • Multiplex
  • A large cinema complex with four or more screens.
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