US, Cinema sites by type

An overview of the number of cinema sites in the United States by type between 1995–2016.

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