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2001–2019

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2019

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
Dendy2 28 0 15 0 0 0 0
Event Cinemas4 204 1 256 53 33 0 13
Grand2 0 0 0 0 36 0 0
Hoyts3 158 127 26 24 34 0 0
Palace 44 43 16 26 32 0 0
Reading 43 51 32 15 16 12 0
Village 9 195 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 23 0 0 0
Independents2 224 195 168 45 78 5 11
Number of theatres1
Dendy2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
Event Cinemas4 24 1 32 6 4 0 2
Grand2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Hoyts3 18 13 3 3 4 0 0
Palace 6 7 2 2 7 0 0
Reading 6 7 4 2 2 2 0
Village 1 19 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Independents2 100 80 65 34 41 2 6

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2018

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 245 0 8 0 13
Dendy2 28 0 15 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 36 0 0
Greater Union 195 1 21 53 25 0 0
Hoyts3 158 127 26 24 34 0 0
Palace 35 54 13 24 32 0 0
Reading 43 37 32 15 16 0 0
Village 9 195 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 23 0 0 0
Independents2 219 177 164 44 77 17 15
Number of theatres1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 30 0 1 0 2
Dendy2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Greater Union 22 1 3 6 3 0 0
Hoyts3 18 13 3 3 4 0 0
Palace 5 7 2 2 7 0 0
Reading 6 5 4 2 2 0 0
Village 1 19 0 0 0 1 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Independents2 98 80 65 34 40 4 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2017

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 233 0 8 0 18
Dendy2 28 0 15 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 33 0 0
Greater Union 198 1 21 53 25 0 0
Hoyts3 151 119 26 24 34 0 0
Palace 35 55 10 10 14 0 0
Reading 43 43 32 15 16 0 0
Village 9 182 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 23 0 0 0
Independents2 218 176 166 43 76 16 15
Number of theatres1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 29 0 1 0 3
Dendy2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Greater Union 23 1 3 6 3 0 0
Hoyts3 17 12 3 3 4 0 0
Palace 5 7 2 2 6 0 0
Reading 6 6 4 2 2 0 0
Village 1 18 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Independents2 95 78 67 33 39 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2016

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 227 0 0 0 12
Dendy2 22 0 5 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 39 0 0
Greater Union 198 1 21 47 25 0 0
Hoyts3 151 119 26 24 34 0 0
Palace 22 46 10 10 14 0 0
Reading 43 43 24 15 16 0 0
Village 9 180 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 23 0 0 0
Independents2 216 166 156 43 75 16 15
Number of theatres1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 28 0 0 0 2
Dendy2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Greater Union 23 1 3 5 3 0 0
Hoyts3 17 12 3 3 4 0 0
Palace 4 7 2 1 6 0 0
Reading 6 6 3 2 2 0 0
Village 1 18 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Independents2 95 75 64 38 39 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2015

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 219 0 0 0 12
Dendy2 22 0 5 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 39 0 0
Greater Union 206 1 21 35 25 0 0
Hoyts3 151 106 26 24 34 0 0
Palace 25 46 10 10 14 0 0
Reading 43 43 24 15 16 0 0
Village 9 180 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 23 0 0 0
Independents2 210 164 146 43 78 16 15
Number of theatres1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 27 0 0 0 2
Dendy2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Greater Union 24 1 3 3 3 0 0
Hoyts3 17 11 3 3 4 0 0
Palace 5 7 2 1 6 0 0
Reading 6 6 3 2 2 0 0
Village 1 18 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Independents2 95 74 61 33 39 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2014

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 225 0 0 0 12
Dendy2 22 0 5 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 39 0 0
Greater Union 192 1 9 35 25 0 0
Hoyts3 151 106 26 24 34 0 0
Palace 25 43 10 10 14 0 0
Reading 44 43 32 15 16 0 0
Village 9 182 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 25 0 0 0
Independents2 217 157 141 46 78 16 15
Number of theatres1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 27 0 0 0 2
Dendy2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Greater Union 22 1 2 3 3 0 0
Hoyts3 18 11 3 3 4 0 0
Palace 5 7 2 1 6 0 0
Reading 6 6 4 2 2 0 0
Village 1 18 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Independents2 92 71 59 33 39 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2013

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 207 0 0 0 12
Dendy2 22 0 5 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 39 0 0
Greater Union 188 7 9 35 25 0 0
Hoyts3 151 122 26 24 40 0 0
Palace 25 43 10 10 18 0 0
Reading 43 43 32 15 16 0 0
Village 9 180 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 24 0 0 0
Independents2 199 148 150 45 76 16 15
Number of theatres1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 25 0 0 0 2
Dendy2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Greater Union 22 2 2 3 3 0 0
Hoyts3 18 12 3 3 5 0 0
Palace 5 7 2 1 7 0 0
Reading 6 6 5 2 2 0 0
Village 1 18 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Independents2 85 73 60 35 38 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2012

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 200 0 0 0 12
Dendy2 22 0 7 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 37 0 0
Greater Union 189 7 9 36 25 0 0
Hoyts3 151 123 26 23 46 0 0
Palace 13 40 10 7 16 0 0
Reading 44 42 32 15 16 0 0
Village 9 181 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 24 0 0 0
Independents2 193 141 135 42 68 12 16
Number of theatres1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 24 0 0 0 2
Dendy2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Greater Union 22 2 2 3 3 0 0
Hoyts3 18 11 3 3 6 0 0
Palace 5 7 2 1 7 0 0
Reading 6 6 4 2 2 0 0
Village 1 18 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Independents2 86 71 59 33 36 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2011

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 173 0 0 0 12
Dendy2 19 0 7 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 37 0 0
Greater Union 189 7 36 36 25 0 0
Hoyts3 151 123 23 23 46 0 0
Palace 10 40 10 7 16 0 0
Reading 44 42 32 15 16 0 0
Village 9 193 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 24 0 0 0
Independents2 192 128 135 42 68 12 16
Number of theatres1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 22 0 0 0 2
Dendy2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Greater Union 22 2 4 3 3 0 0
Hoyts3 18 11 3 3 6 0 0
Palace 3 7 2 1 7 0 0
Reading 6 6 4 2 2 0 0
Village 1 20 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Independents2 85 67 59 32 36 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2010

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
AMC2 0 0 18 0 0 0 0
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 172 0 0 0 12
Dendy2 19 0 7 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 37 0 0
Greater Union 191 7 36 36 25 0 0
Hoyts 151 123 8 23 46 0 0
Palace 10 40 10 7 16 0 0
Reading 44 47 32 15 16 0 0
Village 9 191 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 24 0 0 0
Independents2 192 125 135 46 68 12 16
Number of theatres1
AMC2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 22 0 0 0 2
Dendy2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Greater Union 23 2 4 3 3 0 0
Hoyts 18 11 1 3 6 0 0
Palace 3 7 2 1 7 0 0
Reading 6 7 4 2 2 0 0
Village 1 20 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Independents2 86 68 59 36 37 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2009

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
AMC2 6 12 26 0 0 0 0
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 167 0 0 0 12
Dendy2 19 0 7 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 37 0 0
Greater Union 182 6 39 39 24 0 0
Hoyts 145 111 0 23 46 0 0
Palace 12 28 10 7 16 0 0
Reading 36 47 32 15 16 0 0
Village 9 191 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 24 0 0 0
Independents2 183 142 139 52 73 12 16
Number of theatres1
AMC2 1 1 3 0 0 0 0
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 21 0 0 0 2
Dendy2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Greater Union 21 1 4 3 2 0 0
Hoyts 17 10 0 3 6 0 0
Palace 4 7 2 1 6 0 0
Reading 5 7 4 2 2 0 0
Village 1 20 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Independents2 87 74 59 41 41 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2008

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
AMC2 6 12 26 0 0 0 0
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 189 0 0 0 12
Dendy2 19 0 7 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 37 0 0
Greater Union 170 6 12 39 24 0 0
Hoyts 153 111 0 23 46 0 0
Palace 12 28 10 7 16 0 0
Reading 41 47 32 15 16 0 0
Village 9 191 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 27 0 0 0
Independents2 186 141 139 51 64 12 16
Number of theatres1
AMC2 1 1 3 0 0 0 0
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 23 0 0 0 2
Dendy2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Grand2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Greater Union 19 1 2 3 2 0 0
Hoyts 18 10 0 3 6 0 0
Palace 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Reading 4 7 2 1 6 0 0
Village 6 7 4 2 2 0 0
Wallis Theatres 1 20 0 8 0 4 0
Independents2 87 73 59 42 39 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2007

NSW/ACT Vic Qld SA WA Tas NT
Number of screens1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 189 0 0 0 12
Greater Union 170 6 12 39 24 0 0
Hoyts 155 111 0 23 46 0 0
Palace 12 24 4 7 16 0 0
Reading 32 41 32 15 16 0 0
Village 9 188 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 29 0 0 0
Independents 205 151 169 78 99 12 16
Number of theatres1
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 23 0 0 0 2
Greater Union 19 1 2 3 2 0 0
Hoyts 18 10 0 3 6 0 0
Palace 4 6 1 1 6 0 0
Reading 5 6 4 2 2 0 0
Village 1 20 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Independents 92 74 62 41 45 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2006

NSW/ACT Vic Qld1 SA1 WA Tas NT1
Number of screens2
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 197 0 0 0 12
Greater Union 176 6 12 39 24 0 0
Hoyts 163 111 0 23 50 0 0
Palace 12 24 4 7 12 0 0
Reading 32 41 32 15 16 0 0
Village 9 198 0 0 0 19 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 27 0 0 0
Independents 208 151 161 46 148 9 16
Number of theatres2
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 24 0 0 0 2
Greater Union 21 1 2 3 2 0 0
Hoyts 19 10 0 3 7 0 0
Palace 4 6 1 1 5 0 0
Reading 5 6 4 2 2 0 0
Village 1 21 0 0 0 4 0
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Independents 96 74 62 39 47 3 7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2005

NSW/ACT Vic Qld1 SA1 WA Tas
Number of screens2
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 209 0 0 0
Greater Union 164 6 12 39 24 0
Hoyts 163 108 0 23 53 0
Palace 10 18 4 7 11 0
Reading 32 43 32 15 16 0
Village 9 201 0 0 0 19
Wallis Theatres 0 0 4 28 0 0
Independents 188 158 162 46 119 11
Number of theatres2
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 26 0 0 0
Greater Union 20 1 2 3 2 0
Hoyts 19 10 0 3 8 0
Palace 3 5 1 1 5 0
Reading 5 7 4 2 2 0
Village 1 23 0 0 0 4
Wallis Theatres 0 0 1 9 0 0
Independents 97 81 65 40 62 5

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2004

NSW/ACT Vic Qld1 SA1 WA Tas
Number of screens2
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 209 0 0 0
Greater Union 146 6 8 39 24 0
Hoyts 171 101 12 23 53 0
Palace 10 18 4 7 11 0
Reading 32 43 32 7 16 0
Village 17 189 0 0 0 19
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 32 0 0
Independents 187 153 152 55 113 11
Number of theatres2
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 26 0 0 0
Greater Union 19 1 1 3 2 0
Hoyts 19 10 2 3 8 0
Palace 3 5 1 1 5 0
Reading 5 7 4 1 2 0
Village 2 21 0 0 0 4
Wallis Theatres 0 0 1 9 0 0
Independents 100 80 67 41 61 5

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2003

NSW/ACT Vic Qld1 SA1 WA Tas
Number of screens
Birch Carroll & Coyle 0 0 214 0 0 0
Greater Union 144 6 5 43 36 0
Hoyts 163 95 7 26 53 0
Palace 10 27 4 4 12 0
Reading 24 21 32 0 16 0
Village 15 195 0 0 0 19
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 26 0 0
Independents 197 140 156 61 97 11
Non-commercial2 14 13 3 2 7 0
Number of theatres
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 27 0 0 0
Greater Union 20 1 2 3 4 0
Hoyts 20 9 2 4 8 0
Palace 3 8 1 1 5 0
Reading 4 3 4 0 2 0
Village 2 23 0 0 0 4
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 8 0 0
Independents 102 72 63 48 54 5
Non-commercial2 14 13 3 2 7 0

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2002

NSW/ACT Vic Qld1 SA1 WA Tas
Number of screens
Birch Carroll & Coyle 9 0 214 0 0 0
Greater Union 144 6 5 43 36 0
Hoyts 163 87 11 26 53 0
Palace 10 27 4 4 12 0
Reading 24 21 32 0 16 0
Village 15 197 0 0 0 19
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 19 0 0
Independents 195 128 148 60 94 11
Non-commercial2 14 13 3 2 7 0
Number of theatres
Birch Carroll & Coyle 2 0 27 0 0 0
Greater Union 20 1 2 3 4 0
Hoyts 20 9 3 4 8 0
Palace 3 8 1 1 5 0
Reading 4 3 4 0 2 0
Village 2 24 0 0 0 4
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 7 0 0
Independents 100 70 61 48 53 5
Non-commercial2 14 13 3 2 7 0

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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2001

NSW/ACT Vic Qld1 SA1 WA Tas
Number of screens
Birch Carroll & Coyle 12 0 208 0 0 0
Greater Union 144 6 5 43 36 0
Hoyts 161 87 11 26 53 0
Palace 10 27 6 4 12 0
Reading 24 21 32 0 16 0
Village 16 197 0 0 0 19
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 19 0 0
Independents 187 128 149 59 87 11
Non-commercial2 14 13 3 2 7 0
Number of theatres
Birch Carroll & Coyle 3 0 27 0 0 0
Greater Union 20 1 2 3 4 0
Hoyts 20 9 3 4 8 0
Palace 3 10 2 1 5 0
Reading 4 3 4 0 2 0
Village 2 27 0 0 0 4
Wallis Theatres 0 0 0 7 0 0
Independents 98 69 63 47 48 5
Non-commercial2 14 13 3 2 7 0

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

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