List of cinema and movie theater chains

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This is a list of movie theaters and cinema chains.

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North America

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]

RankCircuitHeadquartersScreensSites
1Regal Entertainment GroupKnoxville,TN6,777548
2AMC Entertainment IncKansas City, MO5,336378
3Cinemark TheatresPlano, TX3,825293
4Carmike Cinemas, Inc.Columbus, GA2,268242
5Cineplex EntertainmentToronto, ON1,347130
6Rave Motion PicturesDallas, TX93662
7Marcus TheatresMilwaukee, WI66854
8Hollywood TheatersPortland, OR54649
9National AmusementsDedham, MA45034
10Empire Theatres[2]Stellarton, NS43853

United States

  • Allen Theatres - Located in New Mexico and Cortez, Colorado
  • AMC Theatres
  • Phoenix Theatres - Acquired in 2008.
  • Big Picture Theater - Located in Wooster, Ohio, and a non-profit theater.
  • Showplex Cinemas, Inc. - Acquired in May 2010 with 80 screens in 10 theater locations.
  • Silver Cinemas - 55 screens in 8 theaters, located in Arizona, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. Under same ownership.
  • ArcLight Sherman Oaks - formerly Galleria Stadium 16, was transformed to an ArcLight Cinema that opened in 2007.
  • 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.

Canada

Mexico (As part of North America)

Trinidad and Tobago

Latin America

Bolivia

Brazil

Mexico

Costa Rica

Panama

Colombia

Peru

Argentina

Chile

Venezuela

Suriname

Asia

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

Israel

Japan

Malaysia

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand

United Arab Emirates

Kuwait

Vietnam

Europe

Oceania

Australia

RankCircuitHeadquartersLocations
1Event CinemasMelbourne, VIC57
2Dendy CinemasSydney, NSW5
3Howard CinemasTaree, NSW2
4HoytsSydney, NSW40
5Independent ExhibitorsVarious72
6Palace CinemasBalwyn, VIC21
7Reading CinemasSouth Melbourne, VIC20
8United CinemasVarious5
9WallisRichmond, SA5
10Cineplex AustraliaBrisbane, QLD5
11The Movie MastersPerth, WA9

New Zealand

Africa

Reportedly the Islamic Courts of Somalia do not allow cinemas.

See also

Zambia

Ster-kinekor lusaka

References

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  2. ^ "Empire About Us". 2012-07-20. http://www.empiretheatres.com/aboutus. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Learn about the " IT" Factor at AMC". AMC Entertainment. 2009-03-16. http://www.amcentertainment.com/AMCInfo/About/AMC_Has_It/. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  4. ^ "About Bow-Tie Cinemas". Bowtiecinemas.com. http://www.bowtiecinemas.com/about.html. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  5. ^ "Carmike Investor Relations". Carmikeinvestors.com. 2009-12-31. http://www.carmikeinvestors.com/. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
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  7. ^ "About Us". Cinemark. http://www.cinemark.com/aboutus.asp. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  8. ^ "Classic Movie Theaters, Digital Sound Movie Theaters, Movie Parties and More". Classic Cinemas. http://www.classiccinemas.com/about/. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
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  21. ^ "Regency Theatres". Regency Theatres. http://www.regencymovies.com. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
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