There were 5,747 active cinema sites in the US in 2017, according to data from NATO (National Association of Theatre Owners). This represents a decline of just under 26% from 1995, when the total number stood at 7,744.
Of these cinema sites, just 6% were drive-ins in 2017, numbering 349 in total. In 1995, 593 drive-ins were counted, meaning the sector has registered a 41% dip in site numbers over the period. By comparison, indoor theatre numbers have reduced at the