Cinema 21 Theatre, Portland, Oregon

Movie theater attendance in the US and Canada in 2017 fell to its lowest point since no less than 1992, Bloomberg experiences Field Workplace Mojo estimates round 1.24 billion tickets were bought, a drop off of 5.8 p.c from the earlier yr. Colloquial expressions, principally utilized to motion footage and motion image theaters collectively, embody the silver screen (previously sometimes sheet) and the big display (contrasted with the smaller display screen of a television set ). Specific to North American time period is the flicks, whereas specific phrases in the UK are the photographs, the flicks and for the facility itself the flea pit (or fleapit).

The first theater in the U.S. built from the ground up as a megaplex was the AMC Grand 24 in Dallas, Texas , which opened in May 1995, whereas the first megaplex within the U.S. primarily based on an expansion of an existing facility was Studio 28 in Grand Rapids, Michigan , which reopened in November 1988 with 20 screens and a seating capacity of 6,000.

Invented by a Canadian firm, the primary permanent IMAX theater was at Ontario Place in Toronto , Ontario , Canada On the IMAX cinema attached to the National …