Cinemas

Almost 20 million spectators in the Belgian cinemas in 2019

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Almost 20 million spectators in the Belgian cinemas in 2019

In 2019, our country had 80 establishments operating cinema theatres as its main activity. There were 19,877,878 spectators and 160.2 million euros gross revenue excluding VAT.

The Flemish Region accounts for 46 % of the screenings and audience, the Brussels Capital Region is the location of 16 % of the screenings and audience, and finally, Wallonia accounts for 38 % of the audience and 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 2019
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 80 17 38 25
Cinemas 480      
Seats 99,202 3,985 25,058 70,159
Screenings 641,674      
Spectators 19,877,878      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 160,195,393      
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 2019
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 7 1 2 4
Cinemas 68      
Seats 14,264 396 1,074 12,794
Screenings 102,829      
Spectators 3,176,025      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 26,067,494      
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 2019
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 36 2 21 13
Cinemas 232      
Seats 47,662 296 13,231 34,135
Screenings 295,732      
Spectators 9,102,234      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 77,489,221      
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 2019
Total 1 cinema 2-7 cinemas 8 cinemas and +
Cinema businesses 37 14 15 8
Cinemas 180      
Seats 37,276 3,293 10,753 23,230
Screenings 243,113      
Spectators 7,599,619      
Gross revenue (excl. VAT) 56,638,678      
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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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.

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Bioscopen die films vertonen van 35 mm en meer

Frequentie

Jaarlijks.

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