Cinemas

19 million spectators in the Belgian cinemas in 2018

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19 million spectators in the Belgian cinemas in 2018

In 2018, our country had 80 establishments operating cinema theatres as its main activity. There were 19,406,672 spectators and 151.4 million euros gross revenue excluding VAT.

The Flemish Region accounts for 46 % of the screenings and 47 % of the audience, the Brussels Capital Region is the location of 16 % of the screenings and an equal share of the audience, and finally, Wallonia accounts for 37 % of the audience and 38 % of the screenings.


Following the modification of the Royal Decree of 29 September 2019, the universe had to be updated. This implies that the figures for 2018 are no longer comparable with the figures from previous years. Indeed, from 2018 onwards, only establishments operating a cinema as their main activity are surveyed. So, for example, cultural centres are no longer included in the statistics.

Belgium
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Cinema operation in Belgium

Belgium 2018
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 80 18 37 25
Cinemas 482      
Seats 100.077 4.217 24.923 70.937
Screenings 640.988      
Spectators 19.406.672      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 151.380.819      
Following the modification of the Royal Decree of 29 September 2019, the universe had to be updated. This implies that the figures for 2018 are no longer comparable with the figures from previous years. Indeed, from 2018 onwards, only establishments operating a cinema as their main activity are surveyed. So, for example, cultural centres are no longer included in the statistics.
Brussels
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Cinema operation in Brussels-Capital region

Brussels-Capital region 2018
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 7 1 2 4
Cinemas 68      
Seats 14.439 396 1.069 12.974
Screenings 103.444      
Spectators 3.020.122      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 23.914.826      
Following the modification of the Royal Decree of 29 September 2019, the universe had to be updated. This implies that the figures for 2018 are no longer comparable with the figures from previous years. Indeed, from 2018 onwards, only establishments operating a cinema as their main activity are surveyed. So, for example, cultural centres are no longer included in the statistics.
Flanders
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Cinema operation in Flanders region

Flanders region 2018
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 36 2 21 13
Cinemas 235      
Seats 47.973 296 13.253 34.424
Screenings 294.184      
Spectators 9.144.316      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 74.591.569      
Following the modification of the Royal Decree of 29 September 2019, the universe had to be updated. This implies that the figures for 2018 are no longer comparable with the figures from previous years. Indeed, from 2018 onwards, only establishments operating a cinema as their main activity are surveyed. So, for example, cultural centres are no longer included in the statistics.
Wallonia
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Cinema operation in Walloon region

Walloon region 2018
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 37 15 14 8
Cinemas 179      
Seats 37.665 3.525 10.601 23.539
Screenings 243.360      
Spectators 7.242.234      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 52.874.424      
Following the modification of the Royal Decree of 29 September 2019, the universe had to be updated. This implies that the figures for 2018 are no longer comparable with the figures from previous years. Indeed, from 2018 onwards, only establishments operating a cinema as their main activity are surveyed. So, for example, cultural centres are no longer included in the statistics.
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Jaarlijks.

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