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Drive-In Movie Theaters Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Drive-In Movie Theaters

Overview: the U.S. Drive-In Movie Theaters Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Drive-In Movie Theaters: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Drive-In Movie Theaters industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Admissions To Feature Film Exhibitions (Exclude State And Local Taxes.)

Admissions To Feature Films - Domestic Films

Meals And Beverages, Prepared And Served Or Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption

Rental Of Non-Residential Space In Buildings Or Other Facilities

Resale Of Merchandise

Resale Of Merchandise - Packaged Food And Beverages

All Other Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Drive-In Movie Theaters company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Drive-In Movie Theaters industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Drive-In Movie Theaters measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 35%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 30%
Fast Food and Counter Workers 28%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 25%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 40%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 36%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 31%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 31%
Sales and Related Occupations 17%
Retail Sales Workers 15%
Cashiers 15%
Cashiers 15%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Drive-In Movie Theaters Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Roller Skates and Movies: Tesla Supercharger Locations Could End Up as Drive-In Theaters - Elon Musk is thinking of building a retro drive-in restaurant and theater at a new Tesla Supercharger in Los Angeles. It’s the latest in a series of “ideas” that Musk has proposed in recent years. While it’s not exactly as bold as inhabiting Mars ... (01/09/2018)
  • Elon Musk Wants to Build a Drive-In Theater at Tesla Supercharger Stations - And, apparently, he’s a big fan of the 1950s. Musk says he plans to put in not just a restaurant, but one that features roller skates (presumably worn by the servers) and a drive-in movie theater. Gonna put an old school drive-in, roller skates & rock ... (01/08/2018)
  • Elon Musk Says Rockin’ Drive-In Restaurant, Roller Skating, and Theater Coming to Tesla Supercharger Station - And an outdoor screen that plays a highlight reel of the best scenes in movie history.” When another reply came ... There’s something oddly appropriate about a retro-future drive-in with roller skating where you would charge up your electric car. (01/08/2018)
  • Elon Musk teases a Supercharger station with a drive-in movie theater and more surprises - For as revolutionary and forward-thinking as Tesla’s vehicles are, one of the smartest things Tesla did to boost EV adaptation was the rollout of an all-encompassing network of Supercharger stations. Not too long ago, range anxiety was often highlighted ... (01/07/2018)
  • Drive-In Movie Critic Joe Bob Briggs Returns to the City That Killed Him - Briggs became the newspaper's official drive-in movie critic. His character was a Grapevine ... a lot of times the only place I could see a movie indoors was at the Texas Theatre. It was sort of the last grindhouse. "If I wanted to see the movie early ... (01/05/2018)
  • SECOND LOOK: Drive-In movie theater project a success - Southington can be proud of the tremendous support provided to so many charities, non-profit organizations and civic groups, including ones give food and clothing to those in need. One of the most impressive has been the result of the Southington Drive-In ... (01/03/2018)
  • Drive-in days: America's abandoned movie theaters - (CNN) — Nights at the drive-in were a heady mix of high school dates and high jinks and a once quintessential part of growing up in America. The craze reached its peak in the 1950s and 1960s, but now many drive-ins lie abandoned, occupied only by ... (12/28/2017)
  • Abandoned drive-in movie theaters across America - Nights at the drive-in were a heady mix of high school dates and high jinks and a once quintessential part of growing up in America. The craze reached its peak in the 1950s and 1960s, but now many drive-ins lie abandoned, occupied only by nostalgic ghosts ... (12/27/2017)
  • First drive-in movie theater opens - On this day in 1933, eager motorists park their automobiles on the grounds of Park-In Theaters, the first-ever drive-in movie theater, located on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey. Park-In Theaters–the term “drive-in” came to be widely used ... (06/06/2013)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $6,099 on Drive-In Movie Theaters. It has awarded 1 contracts to 1 companies, with an average value of $6,099 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Open air motion picture theaters, Drive-in motion picture theaters, Motion picture theaters, drive-in, Theaters, outdoor motion picture, Movie theaters, motion picture, etc.

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