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Vispathè cinema, in Campi Bisenzio, Italy.
This is a list of movie theaters and cinema chains.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world. According to their figures, the top 4 chains represent almost half of the theater screens in North America. NATO states that the number of U.S. movie screens as of December 6, 2009 are 38,605 indoor screens in 5,561 sites and 628 Drive-In screens in 381 sites.
|1||Regal Entertainment Group||Knoxville,TN||6,777||548|
|2||AMC Entertainment Inc||Kansas City, MO||5,336||378|
|3||Cinemark Theatres||Plano, TX||3,825||293|
|4||Carmike Cinemas, Inc.||Columbus, GA||2,268||242|
|5||Cineplex Entertainment||Toronto, ON||1,347||130|
|6||Rave Motion Pictures||Dallas, TX||936||62|
|7||Marcus Theatres||Milwaukee, WI||668||54|
|8||Hollywood Theaters||Portland, OR||546||49|
|9||National Amusements||Dedham, MA||450||34|
|10||Empire Theatres||Stellarton, NS||438||53|
- Allen Theatres - Located in New Mexico and Cortez, Colorado
- AMC Theatres
- B&B Theatres - 200 screens in 29 theaters, family-owned and -operated chain in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Florida and Texas.
- Bel Air 10 Theater - Independent movie theatre - 10 screens in Detroit, MI 
- BIG Cinemas - 22 theaters, a division of Reliance MediaWorks Ltd and a member of Reliance ADA Group.
- Phoenix Theatres - Acquired in 2008.
- Big Picture Theater - Located in Wooster, Ohio, and a non-profit theater.
- Bow-Tie Cinemas - 150 screens in 18 theaters
- Brenden Theatres - 7 theaters, located in California, Nevada and Arizona.
- Caribbean Cinemas - 35 theaters, located in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean.
- Carmike Cinemas - 2,277 screens in 244 theaters
- Center Cinemas - 3 theaters
- Cinebarre - 40 screens in 5 theaters-cinema/eatery concept, operating in North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Washington and Oregon and expanding across the U.S. Joint venture of Regal Entertainment Group and former Alamo Drafthouse Cinema CEO, Terrell Braly.
- CineLux Theatres - 7 theaters
- Cinema Arts Centre - Independent movie theatre - 3 screens in Huntington,NY 
- Cinema Entertainment Corporation- Over 120 screens in 19 theaters, locations in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska
- Cinema West Theaters - 12 Theatres, 94 Screens in Northern California, as of December 11, 2009.
- CinemaStar Luxury Theaters South California and Northwestern Mexico, Oceanside, CA based.
- Cinemagic Theatres - 8 theaters in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
- Cinemagic Stadium Theaters - 5 Stadium theaters in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
- Cinemark Theatres - 3,838 screens in 294 theaters
- Classic Cinemas - 99 screens in 13 theaters in Illinois
- Clearview Cinemas - 253 screens in 48 theaters in the New York metropolitan area.
- Cobb Theatres - 232 screens in 18 theaters
- Coming Attractions Theatres - 19 theaters with 176 screens total. Locations in Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Northern California.
- Dickinson Theatres - 367 screens in 37 theaters Locations in Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas
- Showplex Cinemas, Inc. - Acquired in May 2010 with 80 screens in 10 theater locations.
- Dipson Theatres- 57 screens in 12 theaters, located in Western New York, Pennsylvania and Metro Detroit
- Emagine Entertainment - 5 Locations, 66 Screens in Michigan - First chain to deploy digital projection on all screens, first theater to have mobile bar-coded tickets through Mobile Box Office.
- Entertainment Cinemas - 10 theaters
- EPIC Theatres - 7 theaters, 76 Screens. Located in Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania
- Fairchild Cinemas - A movie chain based in Moses Lake, Washington. Currently, there is one 10-screen theater in Moses Lake, as well as a 12-screen theater built in Pasco, Washington and opened in April 2007. The chain features self-service concessions.
- Frank Theatres - 27 theaters, 249 screens. Located in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
- Fridley Theatres - locations in Iowa and Nebraska
- FunAsiA Theaters - Operates the largest Bollywood Theater Chain (www.funasia.net) in USA and is part of Pyramid Saimira Group (www.pstl.in).
- Galaxy Theaters - Currently 9 theaters with 84 screens in California, Nevada, Texas and Washington. Completely converted to digital projection (DLP)
- Georgia Theatre Company - 29 theaters with 288 screens in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Virginia.
- Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc. - 279 screens in 30 theaters in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.
- Grandview Theatre - Single screen theatre in Grandview Heights, OH, originally opened in 1926 as a silent theatre.
- Great Escape Theatres - 305 screens in 26 theaters, located in the Midwestern U.S. and South
- Harkins Theatres - 429 screens in 30 theaters. Locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.
- Hollywood Theaters (formerly Wallace Theaters) - 546 screens in 49 theaters
- iPic Gold Class Entertainment - 98 screens in 9 theaters, ipic.com
- Kerasotes Theatres - 957 screens in 95 theaters, Acquired by AMC Theatres in 2010
- Krikorian Premier Theaters - 7 theaters in the Greater Los Angeles Area
- Landmark Theatres - 220 screens in 54 theaters
- Silver Cinemas - 55 screens in 8 theaters, located in Arizona, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. Under same ownership.
- Loeks Theatres, Inc. (also known as Celebration! Cinema) - 137 screens, 11 theaters in Michigan.
- Malco Theatres - 326 screens in 33 theaters, located in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Missouri
- Mann Theatres - 54 screens in 7 theaters
- Marcus Theatres - 668 screens in 54 theaters Theaters located in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska North Dakota and Ohio
- Marquee Cinemas - 19 theaters totaling 187 screens. Theaters located from Connecticut to Florida plus West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee
- Maya Cinemas - 2 theaters, one in Bakersfield, California and another one in Salinas, California and another one in Pittsburg ,California.
- Megaplex Theaters - 93 screens in 6 theaters in Utah. Soon to be 108 screens in 7 theaters.
- Metropolitan Theatres Corporation - 21 theatres with 104 screens in California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and British Columbia. Based in Los Angeles, Metropolitan Theatres Corporation is a privately held company owned by the Corwin family since 1923.
- MJR Theatres - 132 screens in 8 theaters in the Detroit Metropolitan Area.
- Muvico Theaters - 154 screens in 9 theaters, all located in Florida
- NAOS Entertainment - Start-up Alabama chain with 1 theater, 8 screens as of September 10, 2007. - Three additional multiplexes under development. Based in Greenville, Alabama.
- ArcLight Sherman Oaks - formerly Galleria Stadium 16, was transformed to an ArcLight Cinema that opened in 2007.
- Neighborhood Cinema Group - 127 screens in 13 theaters in Michigan, Indiana, Georgia and Tennessee
- Northern Michigan Cinemas - 29 screens in 5 theaters. Theaters are located in Cheboygan, Bellaire, Mackinaw City, Petoskey and Gaylord.
- Pacific Theatres - 10 theatres with around 300 screens
- Premiere Cinemas - 257 screens, 22 theaters, locations in Texas, Alabama, Florida and New Mexico
- Polson Theatres - 11 theaters with 24 screens, locations in Montana and Idaho
- Rave Cinemas - 930 screens in 62 theaters
- Reading Entertainment - 181 screens in 23 theaters in California, Hawaii, New York, Arizona, and Texas
- Regal Cinemas - One of three chains part of the 2002 consolidation.
- United Artists Theatres - One of three chains part of the 2002 consolidation.
- Edwards Theatres - One of three chains part of the 2002 consolidation.
- Sawmill Theaters - Six Screen multiplex located in Payson, Arizona.
- Hoyts Cinemas - U.S. locations were acquired in 2003 and rebranded as Regal Cinemas.
- Eastern Federal Theatres - Acquired in 2005 and rebranded as Regal Cinemas.
- Consolidated Theatres - Acquired in 2008 for $210 million in cash and rebranded as Regal Cinemas.
- Regency Theatres - 189 screens across 29 locations throughout Southern California and Nevada.
- Rogers Cinemas - 7 theaters, 50 screens in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
- Santikos Theatres - 112 screens in 8 theaters located in Texas Will soon have 134 screens in 9 theaters.
- Southern Theatres - 18 theaters, 241 screens. Located in Southeastern United States, created through a merger of Grand Theaters of New Orleans, Louisiana and AmStar Cinemas of Birmingham, Alabama. Based in New Orleans the chain has locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.
- Stanley Corporation of America - Founded in 1897 in Philadelphia by Jules and Stanley Mastbaum; 250 theaters in mid-Atlantic region; acquired by Warner Bros. in 1928.
- Starplex Cinemas - Currently operates 24 theaters and 222 screens across the United States.
- Stone Theatres - 3 theater chain based in the Carolinas with current locations in Durham, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC and Hope Mills, NC. They are in the process of expanding to more locations.
- Studio Movie Grill - 8 theaters, cinema/grill concept, operating in Texas and expanding across the U.S., 
- Texas Cinemas - 3 Theaters, 28 Screens, San Marcos and New Braunfels, Texas. 
- Trademark Cinemas - Operates 6 theaters and 43 screens that are scattered across the eastern U.S. in New York, Rhode Island, Georgia, and Florida.
- UltraStar Cinemas - A west coast regional chain that was the first Chain in the nation to adopt a full scale deployment of Digital Cinema, is a leader in Digital 3D and is the first theater chain to deploy D-box Motion seats. 147 screens in 15 theaters in Southern California and Arizona.
- United Entertainment Corporation - 125 screens in 14 theaters, located in California, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Utah.
- Warren Theatres - Owned and operated by Bill Warren, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, operates four luxury theaters under the Warren Theatres brand, including three cinema complexes in Wichita, Kansas and one in Moore, Oklahoma.Warren Theatres also operates two theatres under the Palace Theatres name, one of which is located in Springfield, Missouri and the other in Wichita. Warren Theatres also operates a small theater in the Towne West Square Mall in Wichita Kansas, called the Movie Machine. The Warren Theatre in Old Town Wichita, Kansas is a main venue for the Tallgrass Film Festival, an international, independent film festival. Warren Theatres' IMAX, with the largest IMAX screen in the world, is the top grossing IMAX in North America.
- Water Gardens Theatres - 3 theaters and 18 screens in Utah and Hawaii 
- Wehrenberg Theatres - 15 theaters with 210 screens in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Minnesota and Iowa Largest and oldest family-owned theater chain in the United States.
- Westates Theatres - 19 theaters and about 100 screens operating in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and Idaho, primarily in small urban areas and towns.
- Wildwood Theatres - 4 theaters, in Wisconsin.
- York River Crossing Cinemas - One location in Gloucester, VA. Eight screens.
- Your Neighborhood Theatre, a division of Boston Culinary Group - 20 theaters
- Movie Palace, Inc. - 9 theaters with 59 screens in Casper, Cheyenne, Green River, and Rock Springs Wyoming.
- Cinémas Guzzo - 10 locations and 142 screens in the Montreal area.
- Ciné Entreprise - Independent theatre chain based in rural Québec
- Cineplex Entertainment - Canada's largest and North America's fifth-largest movie theater company with 134 locations and 1,445 screens.
- Empire Theatres - 53 locations, 438 screens - Leading chain of movie theaters in the Atlantic Canadian provinces and second largest in Canada.
- Encore Cinemas - A small Canadian chain with two locations.
- Landmark Cinemas - A Western Canadian chain with 33 locations and 111 screens in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon.
- AMC Theatres - 2 theatres in Canada, both in the GTA
- Rainbow and Magic Lantern Cinemas - 15 locations and 81 screens operating in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan
- Premier Theatres - Operates 4 drive-in theaters and 4 cinemas with a total of 20 screens in Ontario and Yellowknife NWT
- Stinson Theatres (defunct)
Mexico (As part of North America)
- Northwestern Mexico
Trinidad and Tobago
- Arcoíris Cinemas
- Afa Cinemas
- Box Cinemas
- Cinematográfica Araújo
- Centerplex Cinemas
- GNV Cinemas
- Orient Cinemas
- UCI - United Cinemas International
- Unibanco Arteplex
- Cinemas Severiano Ribeiro
- Kinoplex Cinemas
- CCM Cinemas
- Citi Cinemas
- Multicines Liberia
- Teatro Variedades
- Plaza Paraíso
- AMC Theatres (also in Japan, manage in HK by Suntech Ltd, Edko Films' company)
- Broadway Circuit (managed by Edko Films Ltd.)
- Golden Harvest (also in Mainland China, Singapore and Taiwan)
- UA Cinemas (managed by Lark Holding Int'l Ltd.)
- Newport Circuit (managed by Newport Entertainment HK Ltd.)
- Cine Grand- Pan India Multiplex Chain with properties in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon
- Rajmandir -multiplex in Jaipur
- Fame Cinemas -Multiplex chain in Mumbai
- BIG Cinemas - Kanpur
- Movie Time Cinemas - private multiplex operators with screens in West and North India.
- Fun Cinemas - Multiplex chain by E-City Entertainments
- PVR Cinemas - cinema operator in Delhi
- Devi Cineplex - cinemas in Chennai, India
- Prasads IMAX - multiplex in Hyderabad, India
- City Gold Cinemas - multiplex chain in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
- CineMAX - Multiplex chain with large presence in Mumbai and Kanpur
- Cinepolis - Mexican multiplex chain with presence in Bhopal, Amritsar, Bangalore, Thane, Ahmedabad, and Surat and Patna
- DT Cinemas - Multiplex chain of the DLF group
- E-Square Talkies - Multiplex chain by E-Square Leisure Pvt. Ltd.
- INOX - multiplex chain in India within cities of-Kolkata, Kanpur, Mumbai, Jaipur and Delhi
- Pyramid Saimira Theatres Ltd - cinema chain in south India
- Sathyam Cinemas - multiplex operators in south India
- SRS Cinemas - Multiplex Chain with presence in Faridabad, Gurgaon, Gorakhpur, Patiala, Ludhiana, Ghaziabad and Bijnor
- Wave Cinemas
- M2K Cinemas - Operator with multiplexes in New Delhi
- Sri Ganga Cinemas - multiplex based in Kolathur, Chennai
- AGS cinemas multiplex in Chennai
- Entertainment paradise in Jaipur
- Babu Complex in Kanchipuram
- Indian Theatre in Walajabad
- Rave cinemas(Rave 3 & Rave Moti) in Kanpur
- Shanthi Cinemas in Payyanur,Kerala
- PVS Film City in calicut kerala
- Rajhans Theaters in Nadiad Veraval and more in Gujarat
- thangaregal theatre in madurai
- SM Cinemas
- Ayala Cinemas
- Robinson's Movieworld
- Major Cineplex – The largest cinema group in Thailand. The group includes (by brands):
- SF Cinema Group – More than 150 screens in 22 locations.
- SFW Cinema
- SFX Cinema
- SFC Cinema
- SF Multiplex
- Major Hollywood - 3 locations;Suksawad, Chaengwattana, Ramkhamhaeng
- Century The Movie Plaza - 1 location;Victory Monument
- Thana Cineplex
- Coliseum Cineplex
- Five Star
United Arab Emirates
- MegaStar Cineplex
- MegaStar Coopmart Bien Hoa (Bien Hoa) - Located just outside of central HCMC.
- MegaStar CT Plaza (Ho Chi Minh City)- located next to HCMC airport with Digital 2D and 3D screens available.
- MegaStar Hung Vuong Plaza (Ho Chi Minh City) - MegaStar cineplex in Districts 1 and 5 with Digital 2D and 3D screens
- PLATINUM Cineplex – cineplex operator in Hanoi
- Ster-Kinekor - Operating in South Africa, it has the largest market share there.
- Nu Metro Cinemas - 22 locations in South Africa.
- Silverbird Cinemas - Available in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and other Nigerian cities.
- Genesis Deluxe Cinemas - Available in Lagos and Abuja; coming to Polo Park mall in Enugu, Nigeria in December 2011.
Reportedly the Islamic Courts of Somalia do not allow cinemas.