Cinema: By the Numbers

In all the Hollywood hubbub over television's steadily rising power (see RADIO & TV), everyone conceded that the ones who were sure to get it in the neck were the nation's theater owners. But by last week the theatermen could report that they don't even feel a crick. Latest figures showed 23,397 movie houses (3,508 of them drive-ins) now operating in the U.S., v. 18,172 in pre-TV 1945.

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