Sundance Cinemas LLC is a movie theatre chain owned by Robert Redford's Sundance Group that aims to showcase independent, documentary and foreign-language films as well as some studio projects. Its headquarters is in Westlake Village, California.
Paul Richardson, President and CEO and Bert Manzari, President of Film and Marketing, have a long and successful career in the motion picture theatrical business. Co-founders of Landmark Theatres, they formed a partnership over 30 years ago and built the largest and most successful independent film theater circuit in the United States. With 33 locations, the theaters were held up as the industry standard for their respectful presentation of art, independent, and world cinema. Richardson and Manzari's reputation in the industry is stellar, and their relationships with filmmakers, distribution head and other exhibitors are unrivaled in the industry.
The first such cinema, Sundance 608, opened May 11, 2007 at the Hilldale Shopping Center in Madison, Wisconsin, and contains six stadium-seated auditoriums, along with a cafe, bistro, bar, rooftop bar, and Gallery 608, which sells local and Sundance-related arts and merchandise. A second cinema, the Sundance Kabuki located in San Francisco, California, re-opened on December 14, 2007. Sundance Cinema's third theater is located within the Bayou Place development in downtown Houston, Texas. The new eight screen theater opened in November 2011 after a $2.25 million renovation.
The company hopes to have about 100 screens nationwide by 2012.
See also 
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