Each year, we conduct a survey of the community film exhibition sector to gather a wide range of data about the groups we represent. This year’s survey report presents findings from the past year, and, for the first time, also analyses trends within the sector over the past 10 years.
The Community Exhibitor Survey allows us to see what we’re doing well and what we could improve on. Not only this, but it gives you a chance to reflect on all of the great work done by you and your fellow volunteers!
Highlights from the Community Exhibitor Survey 2019:
- The three most-screened films were Three Billboards, A Fantastic Woman and Shoplifters.
- The average adult ticket price is £6.04 – once again, over a pound lower than the commercial average!
- The average total number of admissions across the year per group has risen by over 1,000 since 2009, now at 2,383.
- Over a quarter of groups are based in cities. This figure has risen by 20% over the last decade!
- 24% of films screened were in a foreign language and 21% were British.
- Over half of the films screened by at least ten respondents were British or in a foreign language.
- 853 different films were screened by respondents, and over two thirds of these were screened by just one respondent. This shows the great variety in your programmes!
- Over half of groups enhanced their screenings with additional activity (e.g. Q+As, guest speakers, immersive elements).