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Best US Cities for Movie-Lovers in 2022


To determine the 50 best US cities for movie-lovers – including those who stream films at home as well as those who patronize theaters – in 2022, 24/7 Tempo reviewed the results of a report on the subject from Lawn Love, a lawn care resource site, which frequently analyzes data around various lifestyle topics. 

Drawing on sources that includes AreaVibes, Art House Convergence, BroadbandNow, Cinema Treasures, Eventbrite, Everfest, Meetup, MovieMaps, Redbox, Yelp, and its own previous research, Lawn Love ranked 193 of America’s largest cities across four categories. These were accessibility (including such metrics as movie theaters per square mile and movie screens per 100,000 residents), quality (considering fiber internet availability and broadband coverage as well as consumer ratings of theaters), affordability (average movie theater price as a share of weekly median household income), and community (number of film societies, film festivals, etc.).

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