DialMForMovies research has discovered an interesting breakdown as to how many cinema theatres there were in operation in 1922.
Published in the press in 1923 (and again in 1926 without any changes to the figures) are the following figures.  In total, there were 47,000 cinemas around the world in 1922.

United States – 18,000
Germany – 3,731
Russia – 3,500
Great Britain – 3,000
France – 2,400
Italy – 2,200
Africa / Asia / Australia – 1361 collectively (no breakdown provided)
South America – 1200
Austria – 800
Belgium – 778
Canada – 750
Scandinavia – 703
Central America – 500
Poland – 300
Holland – 227
Hungary – 180
Spain – 156
Czechoslovakia – 123
Switzerland – 123
Yugoslavia – 117
Turkey – 32
Balkans – 23

– research by @dialmformovies
Rhett Bartlett.
Information from The Camperdown Chronicle.

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