List of cinema and movie theater chains

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Vispathè cinema, in Campi Bisenzio, Italy.

This is a list of movie theaters and cinema chains across the world.

North America[edit]

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 July 1, 2013 are 39,056 indoor screens in 5,317 sites and 606 Drive-In screens in 366 sites.[1]

Rank Circuit Headquarters Screens Sites
1 Regal Entertainment Group Knoxville,TN 7,318 574
2 AMC Entertainment Inc Kansas City, MO 4,988 344
3 Cinemark Theatres Plano, TX 4,434 332
4 Carmike Cinemas, Inc. Columbus, GA 2,476 249
5 Cineplex Entertainment Toronto, ON 1,672 136
6 Marcus Theatres Milwaukee, WI 687 55
7 Harkins Theatres Phoenix, AZ 440 31
8 National Amusements Dedham, MA 423 32
9 Bow Tie Cinemas Ridgefield, CT 388 63
10 Georgia Theatre Company St. Simon's Island, GA 326 32

United States[edit]

  • Allen Theatres - Located in New Mexico and Cortez, Colorado
  • AMC Theatres
  • B&B Theatres - 220 screens in 31 theaters, family-owned and -operated chain in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Florida and Texas. Will soon be 244 screens in 33 theaters.
  • Bel Air 10 Theater - Independent movie theater - 10 screens in Detroit, MI [1]
  • BIG Cinemas - 22 theaters with 230 screens, 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 - nearly 400 screens in 60 theaters, located in Colorado, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.[3]
  • Classic Cinemas - 104 screens in 13 theaters in Illinois[7]
  • Cobb Theatres - 232 screens in 18 theaters. Located in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Virginia.[8]
  • Coming Attractions Theatres - 19 theaters with 176 screens total. Locations in Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Northern California.
  • Dickinson Theatres - 210 screens in 18 theaters[9] Locations in Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas
  • Showplex Cinemas, Inc. - Acquired in May 2010 with 80 screens in 10 theater locations.
  • Loeks Theatres, Inc. (also known as Celebration! Cinema) - 156 screens, 12 theaters in Michigan.
  • Malco Theatres - 326 screens in 33 theaters, located in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Missouri
  • Mann Theatres - 71 screens in 10 theaters throughout Minnesota.
  • Marcus Theatres - 668 screens in 54 theaters[1] 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 - 155 screens in 17 theaters in Utah and Mesquite, Nevada. Soon to be 170 screens in 18 theaters.[15]
  • 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.
  • Allen Park Digital Cinemas - six-screen theater located in Allen Park, Michigan, under same ownership.
  • Neighborhood Cinema Group - 147 screens in 15 theaters in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Georgia and Tennessee
  • Northern Michigan Cinemas - 29 screens in 5 theaters. Theaters are located in Cheboygan, Bellaire, Mackinaw City, Petoskey and Gaylord.
  • Pacific Theatres - 15 theatres with around 313 screens, all located in Southern California
  • Paragon Theaters - 6 theaters with 72 screens in Florida, Minnesota and Virginia
  • Patriot Cinemas - 4 locations on the south shore of Massachusetts and Portland Maine with 23 screens
  • Picture Show Entertainment - 8 theaters with 75 screens, locations in Arizona, Orange County, California, Colorado, Florida and Metro Atlanta, Georgia
  • 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
  • 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 million in cash and rebranded as Regal Cinemas.
  • Great Escape Theatres - 305 screens in 26 theaters, acquired in 2012.
  • Hollywood Theaters (formerly Wallace Theaters) - 546 screens in 49 theaters[18] Acquired in 2013. All Edwards Theatres in the Pacific Northwest expected to be rebranded as Hollywood Theaters
  • Regency Theatres - 189 screens across 29 locations throughout Southern California and Nevada.[19]
  • Rio Entertainment, Inc. - 4 theaters, 27 screens in Texas. www.rioentertainment.com
  • Rogers Cinemas - 7 theaters, 50 screens in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
  • Santikos Theatres - 136 screens in 9 theaters located in Texas[20]
  • Southeast Cinemas - 7 theaters with 60 screens, locations in the Carolinas and Virginia
  • Southern Theatres - 36 theaters, 433 screens. Based in New Orleans, the chain has locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas.
    • The Grand Theatre- 13 Theatres
    • AmStar Theatre- 8 Theatres
    • Movie Tavern- 16 Theatres -acquire 2013
  • Spotlight Theatres - 6 screens with 45 screens. Locations in Georgia, Florida, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
  • SR Entertainment Group - 11 theaters with around 100 screens in California
  • 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.[21]
  • Starlight Cinemas - 5 theaters with 41 screens in the Los Angeles area.
  • Starplex Cinemas - Currently operates 25 theaters and 234 screens across the United States.
  • Stone Theatres - 4 theater chain with 56 screens based in the Carolinas with current locations in Durham, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Morrisville, NC and Hope Mills, NC. They are in the process of expanding to more locations.
  • Studio Movie Grill - 16 theaters, cinema/grill concept, initially operating in Texas, expanded to Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, and Ohio as of February 2014, [3]
  • Texas Cinemas - 3 Theaters, 28 Screens, San Marcos and New Braunfels, Texas. [4]
  • Tristone Cinemas - 5 theaters, 36 screens in Southern California
  • 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 - 83 screens in 7 theaters. 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.[22]
  • Water Gardens Theatres - 3 theaters and 18 screens in Utah and Hawaii [5]
  • Wehrenberg Theatres - 15 theaters with 210 screens in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Minnesota and Iowa[23] Largest and oldest family-owned theater chain in the United States.
  • Westates Theatres - 5 theaters and about 13 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 - 119 screens, 17 theaters in New England and New York State operates theaters branded as "five star cinemas" and some joint venture repossession properties under "Entertainment Cinemas" "Flagship Cinemas" and "SSC Cinemas"

Canada[edit]

  • AMC Theatres (Defunct) - 1 theatre in Canada - As of July 2012 AMC devested of its Canadian operations selling four to Cineplex, two to Empire Theatres which were later sold to Landmark Cinemas in 2013, closing one of the other two with the remaining location still up for sale as of early 2013
  • Rainbow and Magic Lantern Cinemas - 15 locations and 81 screens operating in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • Premier Theatres - Operates 5 drive-in theaters and 4 cinemas with a total of 23 screens in Ontario and Yellowknife NWT
  • Stinson Theatres (defunct)
  • Cinemark Theatres - 60 locations & 1,380 screens

Mexico (As part of North America)[edit]

  • [Cinépolis [6]
  • Cinemark
  • Cinemex
  • MMCinemas
  • Multicinemas

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Latin America[edit]

Paraguay[edit]

  • Cines Itaú - 4 theaters
  • Cines del Mall
  • Villamorra Cinecenter
  • Real Cines
  • Cine Art
  • Cine Granados

Bolivia[edit]

  • Multicine
  • Cine Center

Brazil[edit]

  • Arcoíris Cinemas
  • Afa Cinemas
  • Box Cinemas
  • Cinemark
  • Cinematográfica Araújo
  • Cineart
  • Cinemais
  • Centerplex Cinemas
  • GNV Cinemas
  • Moviecom
  • Orient Cinemas
  • Playarte
  • Hoyts
  • UCI - United Cinemas International
  • Unibanco Arteplex
  • Cinemas Severiano Ribeiro
  • Kinoplex Cinemas

Mexico[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

  • CCM Cinemas
  • Cinépolis
  • Cinemark
  • Citi Cinemas
  • Plaza Paraíso
  • Teatro Variedades
  • Cine Magaly
  • Sala Garbo

Panama[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Peru[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Chile[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

  • Cines Unidos
  • Cinex
  • Movie Planet
  • Plató Cines
  • Super Cines

Suriname[edit]

  • TBL Cinemas

Africa[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

  • Silverbird Cinemas[24]
  • Genesis Deluxe cinemas[25]
  • Filmhouse[26]
  • Ozone Cinemas[27]

Others[edit]

  • Ster-Kinekor - Operating throughout South Africa, it has the largest market share.
  • Nu Metro Cinemas - 22 locations in South Africa.
  • CineCentre - Cinema chain in South Africa.
  • Rex Cinema - Accra, Ghana
  • Roxy Cinema - Accra, Ghana
  • Silverbird Cinemas - Nigeria and Accra, Ghana

Asia[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

  • Ariana Cinema
  • Aryob Cinema
  • Bakhtar Cinema
  • Biraristan Cinema
  • Khairkhona Cinema
  • Kunduz Cinema
  • Pamir Cinema
  • Park Cinema
  • Temurshahi Cinema

India[edit]

China[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

  • 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.)

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

Israel[edit]

  • Rav Hen
  • Globus Max
  • Cinema City
  • Yes Planet

Japan[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Philippines[edit]

  • SM Cinemas
  • Ayala Cinemas
  • Robinson's Movieworld
  • Starmall Cinemas
  • Gaisano Cinemas

Singapore[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Thailand[edit]

  • 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
  • APEX
  • UMG
  • Other
    • Kosa
    • Prince
    • MVP
    • Five Star
    • Vista
    • Fairy

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Kuwait[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

  • BHD Star Cineplex
    • South:
      • BHD Star Cineplex 3.2 (TPHCM): 4th Floor Maximark 3/2, 3 thang 2 St, Dist 10, HCMC (5 theaters - All Digital D2D/3D - 664 seats)
      • BHD Star Cineplex ICON68 (TPHCM): 3rd & 4th Floor, Bitexco Financial Tower ICON68 Shopping Center. 02 Hai Trieu St, Dist 1, HCMC (7 theaters - All Digital D2D/3D - 998 Seats)
  • Lotte Cinema - Nation wide Cineplex Chain from Korea with 11 locations - Multiplex striving to offer happy cultural experiences with All Screen-Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
    • North:
      • Lotte Cinema Landmark (Hanoi): 5th Floor Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, E6 Pham Hung, Cau Giay District, Hanoi (5 theater, 848 seats)
      • Lotte Cinema Ha Dong (Hanoi): 5th floor, Me Linh Plaza, To Hieu, Ha Dong, Ha Noi (7 screens, 859 seats)
    • Central:
      • Lotte Cinema Da Nang (Da Nang): 5th Floor Lotte Mart Da Nang, Hoa Cuong Bac Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
      • Lotte Cinema Nha Trang (Nha Trang): 5th Floor Maximark, 60 Thai Nguyen Phuong Sai Ward, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa (4 theater, 473 seats)
      • Lotte Cinema Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan): 6th Floor, Lotte Mart Phan Thiet, Hùng Vương I Residential Area, Phu Thuy Ward, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan (3 screens, 336 seats)
    • South:
      • Lotte Cinema Nam Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): 3rd Floor, Lotte Mart 469 Nguyen Huu Tho, Tan Hung Ward, District 7, HCMC City (6 theater, 1336 seat)
      • Lotte Cinema Diamond (Ho Chi Minh City): 13th Floor, Diamond Plaza 34 Le Duan, District 1, HCMC (3 theaters, 344 seats)
      • Lotte Cinema Cong Hoa (Ho Chi Minh City): 4th Floor, Pico Plaza, 20 Cong Hoa, Ward 12, Tan Binh Dist., HCM City (6 theaters, 1229 seats)
      • Lotte Cinema Cantavil (Ho Chi Minh City): 7th Floor, Cantavil Premier, Ha Noi Highway, An Phu, District 2, Ho Chi Minh (8 screens, 1032 seats)
      • Lotte Cinema Dong Nai (Dong Nai): 5th Floor Lotte Mart Bien Hoa, Amata Commercial Area, Long Binh Ward, Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai (4 theaters, 608 seats)
      • Lotte Cinema Binh Duong (Binh Duong): 2nd Floor, Lotte Mart Binh Duong, Lái Thiêu, Thuan An, Binh Duong (4 screens, 689 seats)

In 2014, Lotte Cinema will spread their system to many province in Vietnam: Can Tho, An Giang, Kien Giang, they also open more cinemas at Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, up their total amount to 20 cinemas.

  • MegaStar Cineplex - Nationwide cineplex chain with 10 locations
    • North
      • MegaStar Vincom Center Ba Trieu (Hanoi) - 10-screen cineplex located in Ha Bai Trung District with Digital 2D and 3D screens
      • MegaStar MIPEC Tower (Hanoi) - 7-screen cineplex located in Dong Da District with Digital 2D and 3D screens
      • MegaStar Thuy Duong Plaza (Hai Phong) - 8-screen cineplex located in Ngo Quyen District with Digital 2D and 3D screens
    • Central
      • MegaStar Vinh Trung Plaza (Da Nang) - 6-screen cineplex located in Thanh Khe District with Digital 2D and 3D screens
    • South
      • MegaStar Hung Vuong Plaza (Ho Chi Minh City) - 9-screen cineplex located in District 5 with Digital 2D and 3D screens
      • MegaStar CT Plaza (Ho Chi Minh City) - 7-screen cineplex located in District Tan Binh, next to the Ho Chi Minh City International airport, with Digital 2D and 3D screens
      • MegaStar Saigon Parkson Paragon (Ho Chi Minh City) - 8-screen cineplex located in District 7 with Digital 2D and 3D screens
      • MegaStar Crescent Mall (Ho Chi Minh City) - 8-screen cineplex located in District 7 with Digital 2D and 3D screens
      • MegaStar Pandora City Mall (Ho Chi Minh City) - 8-screen cineplex located in Tan Phu District with Digital 2D and 3D screens
      • MegaStar Coopmart Bien Hoa (Bien Hoa) - Located just outside of central HCMC
  • PLATINUM Cineplex – cineplex operator in Hanoi

Europe[edit]

Former chains[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Rank Circuit Headquarters Locations
1 Event Cinemas Sydney, NSW 55
2 Dendy Cinemas Sydney, NSW 5
3 Howard Cinemas Taree, NSW 2
4 Hoyts Sydney, NSW 40
5 Independent Exhibitors Various 72
6 Palace Cinemas Balwyn, VIC 21
7 Reading Cinemas South Melbourne, VIC 20
8 United Cinemas Various 5
9 Wallis Richmond, SA 5
10 Cineplex Australia Brisbane, QLD 5
11 The Movie Masters Perth, WA 9
12 Village Cinemas Melbourne, VIC 26

New Zealand[edit]

See also[edit]

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