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Cinema audience
attendance patterns by age

Percentage of people in various age groups who had been to the cinema in the last 12 months, and average number of visits, 1974–2017

Next update July 2019

While cinema attendance was most popular among people aged 14–24 in 2017, the overall trend for this age group is downward. The trends of the three remaining age groups are upward with the 50+ year olds experiencing the greatest overall increase.

Similarly, 14–24 year olds recorded the highest number of visits in 2017, but the frequency of visits has been in steady decline for over a decade. The only age group with an overall upward trend is the 50+ year olds.