Cinemas

72% fewer spectators in Belgian cinemas in 2020

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72% fewer spectators in Belgian cinemas in 2020

In 2020, Belgian cinemas had 5,538,934 spectators, a decrease of 72% compared to 2019. The gross revenue excluding VAT fell to 45 million euros, also a decrease of 72%.

In 2020, our country had 78 establishments that run a cinema theatre as their main activity: 7 in the Brussels-Capital Region, 34 in the Flemish Region and 37 in the Walloon Region.

The Flemish Region accounted for 49% of the spectators, the Walloon Region for 35% of the spectators and finally the Brussels-Capital Region for 16% of the spectators.

Belgium
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Cinema operation in Belgium

Belgium 2020
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 78 17 36 25
Cinemas 476      
Seats 98,512 4,034 24,197 70,281
Screenings 275,038      
Spectators 5,538,934      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 44,968,052      
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 2020
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 7 1 2 4
Cinemas 68      
Seats 14,389 496 1,074 12,819
Screenings 41,946      
Spectators 899,743      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 7,305,358      
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 2020
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 34 2 19 13
Cinemas 228      
Seats 46,906 296 12,378 34,232
Screenings 124,167      
Spectators 2,696,852      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 23,335,093      
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 2020
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 37 14 15 8
Cinemas 180      
Seats 37,217 3,242 10,745 23,230
Screenings 108,925      
Spectators 1,942,339      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 14,327,601      
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.

Doel en korte beschrijving

De statistiek van de uitbating van de bioscoopzalen is een jaarlijkse lijst van het aantal bioscopen dat films vertoont van 35 mm en meer, het aantal zalen, plaatsen en het aantal bezoekers, vertoningen, programma’s per gewest, per provincie en voor België. Er bestaan ook enkele gegevens nopens de bioscopen die videofilms en 16 mm films vertonen.

Populatie

Bioscopen die films vertonen van 35 mm en meer

Frequentie

Jaarlijks.

Timing publicatie

Resultaten beschikbaar 2 jaar na de referentieperiode

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