by: Dick Stroud
Cinema audiences are still predominantly young with nearly half of filmgoers under the age of 25 but older viewers are a significant number and becoming more significant. The number of people aged 45 and over attending the cinema has doubled from 19 million a decade ago to 38 million last year.
The rise in older audiences at the cinema is mirrored by a “much older profile” for films shown on television with 16% of the audience being under 25, and 56% being 45+.
These are the films with an above-average audience in the 55+ age group, 2006 in the list of the UK's Top 20 films.
This analysis is great but I just wish The Film Council would stop lumping all people over the age of 55 years old together.