What’s the average price of cinema popcorn?

This is part two of a three part investigation into the cost of going to the cinema.  Last week, I looked at the cost of cinema tickets, showing that the average UK cinema ticket costs £9.84 off peak and £8.40 during peak times.  Next week we’ll hear from frontline cinema staff, sharing their experiences and stories from the foyer.

There’s an old adage in the film industry that the cinema business can be described as “Renting seats and selling sugar”.  That is obviously a simplification but it does highlight the importance of the money generated from the snacks sold to moviegoers.  The high price of cinema sugar is a fact of modern life and everyone has their own way of dealing with it; …

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What’s the average cost of a cinema ticket?

One of the common gripes from cinema-goers is the increasing cost.  So this week I’m taking a look at the average cinema ticket price in the UK. Next week it’ll be the price of cinema popcorn and the week after that we’ll be hearing from cinema’s frontline staff.

According to the UK Cinema Association and the BFI, the average UK cinema ticket in 2014 cost £6.72. I’ll pause while you clean up the tea you’ve just spat out over your keyboard.  I think UK film fans will have a much higher figure in mind.  As far as I can tell, this figure has been reached by dividing the UK-only box office gross by the number of UK cinema admissions.  In 2013, the UK-only box office gross was £1.083bn and UK cinema …

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