Another 50 Spanish cinemas close down

THE number of cinemas in Spain continues to drop for the third year in a row and with the loss of another 50 cinemas last year there are now only 695; this is seven per cent less than last year.

There has also been a reduction in the number of screens within cinemas, dropping from 3,813 screens in 2013 to 3,675 in 2014; this is a four per cent drop.

This data was collected by the AIMC (association for the investigation of communications) which is currently looking into the state of cinemas due to so many closures.

They have revealed that almost a third of cinemas now have at least one digital projector and that the number of digital projectors is highest in the cinemas of Andalucia, Cataluña and Madrid; there are 78 screens for every million inhabitants – three less than last year. In terms of seating there are 18 cinema seats for every 1,000 inhabitants.

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