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Number and proportion of cinema screens by exhibitor, 1998–2019

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2019

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 2,310 100% 21 100%
Dendy1 43 2% 0 0%
Event Cinemas4 560 24% 0 0%
Grand1 36 2% 0 0%
Hoyts2 369 16% 0 0%
Palace 161 7% 1 5%
Reading 169 7% 1 5%
Village 223 10% 0 0%
Wallis Theatres 23 1% 0 0%
Independent1, 3 726 31% 19 90%

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

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2018

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 2,278 100% 21 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 275 12% 1 5%
Dendy1 43 2% 0 0%
Grand1 36 2% 0 0%
Greater Union 295 13% 5 24%
Hoyts2 369 16% 0 0%
Palace 158 7% 0 0%
Reading 143 6% 1 5%
Village 223 10% 0 0%
Wallis Theatres 23 1% 1 5%
Independent1, 3 712 31% 13 62%

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

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2017

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 2,210 100% 23 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 268 12% 1 4%
Dendy1 43 2% 0 0%
Grand1 33 1% 0 0%
Greater Union 298 13% 5 22%
Hoyts2 354 16% 0 0%
Palace 124 6% 0 0%
Reading 149 7% 1 4%
Village 210 10% 2 9%
Wallis Theatres 23 1% 1 4%
Independent1, 3 708 32% 13 57%

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

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2016

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 2,121 100% 22 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 248 12% 1 5%
Dendy1 27 1% 0 0%
Grand1 39 2% 0 0%
Greater Union 292 14% 4 18%
Hoyts2 354 17% 0 0%
Palace 102 5% 0 0%
Reading 141 7% 1 5%
Village 208 10% 2 9%
Wallis Theatres 23 1% 1 0%
Independent1, 3 686 32% 14 64%

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

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2015

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 2,084 100% 23 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 240 12% 1 4%
Dendy1 27 1% 0 0%
Grand1 39 2% 0 0%
Greater Union 288 14% 4 17%
Hoyts2 341 16% 0 0%
Palace 105 5% 0 0%
Reading 141 7% 1 4%
Village 208 10% 2 9%
Wallis Theatres 23 1% 1 4%
Independent1, 3 672 32% 15 61%

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

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2014

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 2,074 100% 25 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 246 12% 1 4%
Dendy1 27 1% 0 0%
Grand1 39 2% 0 0%
Greater Union 262 13% 4 16%
Hoyts2 341 16% 0 0%
Palace 102 5% 0 0%
Reading 150 7% 1 4%
Village 210 10% 2 8%
Wallis Theatres 25 1% 2 8%
Independent1, 3 672 32% 15 60%

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

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2013

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 2,057 100% 27 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 228 11% 1 4%
Dendy1 27 1% 0 0%
Grand1 39 2% 0 0%
Greater Union 264 13% 7 26%
Hoyts2 363 18% 0 0%
Palace 106 5% 0 0%
Reading 149 7% 1 4%
Village 208 10% 3 11%
Wallis Theatres 24 1% 2 7%
Independent1, 3 649 32% 13 48%

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

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2012

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,997 100% 28 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 221 11% 1 4%
Dendy1 29 1% 0 0%
Grand1 37 2% 0 0%
Greater Union 266 13% 6 21%
Hoyts2 369 18% 0 0%
Palace 86 4% 1 4%
Reading 149 7% 1 4%
Village 209 10% 2 7%
Wallis Theatres 24 1% 2 7%
Independent1 605 30% 14 50%

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

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2011

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,991 100% 28 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 194 10% 1 4%
Dendy1 26 1% 0 0%
Grand1 37 2% 0 0%
Greater Union 293 15% 6 21%
Hoyts2 369 19% 0 0%
Palace 83 4% 1 4%
Reading 149 7% 1 4%
Village 221 11% 2 7%
Wallis Theatres 24 1% 0 0%
Independent1 593 30% 17 61%

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

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2010

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,994 100% 28 100%
AMC1 18 1% 0 0%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 193 10% 1 4%
Dendy1 26 1% 0 0%
Grand1 37 2% 0 0%
Greater Union 295 15% 6 21%
Hoyts 351 18% 0 0%
Palace 83 4% 1 4%
Reading 154 8% 1 4%
Village 219 11% 2 7%
Wallis Theatres 24 1% 0 0%
Independent1 594 30% 17 61%

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

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2009

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,989 100% 33 100%
AMC1 44 2% 0 0%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 188 9% 1 3%
Dendy1 26 1% 0 0%
Grand1 37 2% 0 0%
Greater Union 290 15% 11 33%
Hoyts 325 16% 0 0%
Palace 73 4% 1 3%
Reading 146 7% 1 3%
Village 219 11% 2 6%
Wallis Theatres 24 1% 0 0%
Independent1 617 31% 17 52%

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

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2008

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,980 100% 34 100%
AMC1 44 2% 0 0%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 210 11% 1 3%
Dendy1 26 1% 0 0%
Grand1 37 2% 0 0%
Greater Union 251 13% 11 32%
Hoyts 333 17% 0 0%
Palace 73 4% 1 3%
Reading 151 8% 1 3%
Village 219 11% 2 6%
Wallis Theatres 27 1% 3 9%
Independent1 609 31% 15 44%

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

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2007

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,941 100% 32 100%
AMC1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Birch Carroll & Coyle 210 11% 1 3%
Dendy1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Grand1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Greater Union 251 13% 11 34%
Hoyts 335 17% 0 0%
Palace 63 3% 1 3%
Reading 136 7% 1 3%
Village 216 11% 2 6%
Wallis Theatres 29 1% 3 9%
Independent1 701 36% 13 41%

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

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2006

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,964 100% 38 100%
AMC1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Birch Carroll & Coyle 218 11% 1 3%
Dendy1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Grand1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Greater Union 257 13% 13 34%
Hoyts 347 18% 4 11%
Palace 59 3% 1 3%
Reading 136 7% 1 3%
Village 226 12% 2 5%
Wallis Theatres 27 1% 3 8%
Independent1 694 35% 13 34%

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

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2005

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,943 100% 43 100%
AMC1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Birch Carroll & Coyle 218 11% 0 0%
Dendy1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Grand1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Greater Union 245 13% 13 30%
Hoyts 347 18% 4 9%
Palace 50 2% 0 0%
Reading 138 7% 1 2%
Village 229 12% 5 12%
Wallis Theatres 32 2% 3 7%
Independent1 684 35% 17 40%

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

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2004

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,909 100% 45 100%
AMC1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Birch Carroll & Coyle 218 11% 0 0%
Dendy1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Grand1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Greater Union 223 12% 5 11%
Hoyts 360 19% 12 27%
Palace 50 3% 0 0%
Reading 130 7% 1 2%
Village 225 12% 6 13%
Wallis Theatres 32 2% 3 7%
Independent1 671 35% 18 40%

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

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2003

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,907 100% 49 100%
AMC1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Birch Carroll & Coyle 223 12% 0 0%
Dendy1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Grand1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Greater Union 234 12% 10 21%
Hoyts 344 18% 9 18%
Palace 57 3% 3 6%
Reading 93 5% 1 2%
Village 229 12% 6 12%
Wallis Theatres 26 1% 2 4%
Independent1 662 35% 18 37%
Non-commercial2 39 2% 0 0%

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

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2002

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,872 100% 49 100%
AMC1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Birch Carroll & Coyle 223 12% 0 0%
Dendy1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Grand1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Greater Union 234 13% 10 21%
Hoyts 340 18% 9 18%
Palace 57 3% 3 6%
Reading 93 5% 1 2%
Village 231 12% 6 12%
Wallis Theatres 19 1% 2 4%
Independent1 636 34% 18 37%
Non-commercial2 39 2% 0 0%

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

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2001

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,855 100% 53 100%
AMC1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Birch Carroll & Coyle 220 12% 0 0%
Dendy1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Grand1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Greater Union 234 13% 10 19%
Hoyts 338 18% 9 17%
Palace 59 3% 5 9%
Reading 93 5% 1 2%
Village 232 13% 7 13%
Wallis Theatres 19 1% 3 6%
Independent1 621 33% 18 34%
Non-commercial2 39 2% 0 0%

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

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2000

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,817 100% 57 100%
AMC1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Birch Carroll & Coyle 214 12% 0 0%
Dendy1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Grand1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Greater Union 217 12% 11 19%
Hoyts 341 19% 11 19%
Palace n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Reading 81 4% 0 0%
Village 222 12% 7 12%
Wallis Theatres 19 1% 3 5%
Independent1 684 38% 25 44%
Non-commercial2 39 2% 0 0%

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

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1999

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,748 100% 66 100%
AMC1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Birch Carroll & Coyle 202 12% 0 0%
Dendy1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Grand1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Greater Union 184 11% 13 20%
Hoyts 300 17% 14 21%
Palace n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Reading n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Village 214 12% 9 14%
Wallis Theatres 20 1% 3 5%
Independent1 787 45% 27 41%
Non-commercial2 41 2% 0 0%

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

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1998

All screens 70mm screens
No. Share No. Share
Total screens 1,576 100% 74 100%
AMC1 n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
Birch Carroll & Coyle 186 12% 2 3%
Dendy1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Grand1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Greater Union 183 12% 15 20%
Hoyts 268 17% 18 24%
Palace n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Reading n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Village 206 13% 11 15%
Wallis Theatres 21 1% 3 4%
Independent1 660 42% 25 34%
Non-commercial2 52 3% 0 0%

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

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