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Culture and Recreation

Title : Cinema, Seating Capacity And Attendances, Annual

Data Items

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Cinemas (Number Of Screens)

(Number)

218
233
223
235
257
276
281
274

Seating Capacity (Thousand)

(Thousand)

38
37
39
38
40
41
42
41

Attendances (Thousand) * The lower cinema attendance numbers in 2020 was due to multiple key factors: (1) The mandatory closure of cinemas from 27 March to 12 July 2020, which coincided with the nationwide circuit breaker in Singapore from 7 April to 1 June 2020; (2) Cinemas reopened with varying allowed capacity from 13 July 2020 onwards, in compliance with the prevailing cinema Safe Management Measures (https://www.imda.gov.sg/news-and-events/media-room/media-releases/advisories-on-covid-19-situation) of each phase post-circuit breaker; (3) COVID-19 had a sizeable impact on film production and releases, i.e., reduced the supply of films to cinemas for exhibition.

(Thousand)

22,090
21,562
21,900
21,933
19,400
19,600
18,500
4,700
SOURCE : SINGAPORE FILM COMMISSION

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Other References

Cinema statistics
Overview of Singapore Cinema View
Library statistics
National Library Board’s Annual Reports View
Arts and Cultural statistics
Singapore Cultural Statistics View
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth View
Sports statistics
Sport Singapore Annual Reports View
PA Courses and Interest Groups
People Association's Annual Reports View