|Traded as||LSE: CINE|
|Industry||Leisure, Entertainment & Refreshments|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
Moshe "Mooky" Greidinger
|Revenue||£797.8 million (2016)|
|£112.8 million (2016)|
|£82.0 million (2016)|
Cinema City International
Digital Cinema Media (50%)
Cineworld Group plc is the second largest cinema operator in Europe with 2,049 screens across 221 sites in 9 countries. The UK operations consist of arthouse chain Picturehouse Cinemas and multiplex chain Cineworld Cinemas with 24 and 82 cinemas respectively. All but two Cineworld sites are located in the UK, with one each in Ireland and Jersey. Cineworld is the second-largest cinema operator in the UK with over 800 screens, and the owner of the single largest multiplex by screens and customer base in Ireland. Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew Street is the tallest cinema in the world and the busiest, by customer base, in the UK. The Cineworld site with the greatest number of screens is that located at Valley Centertainment in Sheffield, which has 20. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
The company was established by Steve Wiener, an American, with the support of private equity funds in 1995. He opened the first Cineworld in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in July 1996; the second, in a purpose-built location in Wakefield, Yorkshire, followed in December 1996, with Shrewsbury, Shropshire, following in December 1998. After opening more sites over the next few years, Cineworld also took over the UK and Ireland operations of French cinema company UGC in 2005.
The Blackstone Group, which had invested invested in Cineworld when it was privately owned, sold its entire remaining 20% shareholding in November 2010. In August 2013, The Guardian revealed that Cineworld employs 80% of its 4,300 staff on zero hour contracts. In October 2013, the Chester location was closed due to the landowner wanting to develop the land into a supermarket.
In 2014 Cineworld's Picturehouse chain was subject to industrial action owing to its refusal to pay the London Living Wage to its staff. The workforce attracted the support of Eric Cantona. On 27 February 2014 Cineworld completed the takeover of Cinema City International N.V.. In what can be seen to be a partial reverse takeover, the Greidinger family (who owned a controlling 54% stake in Cinema City International) hold a controlling bloc as the largest shareholders in the enlarged company.
Sites are gradually being upgraded such that they have IMAX screens and D-Box technology. The Milton Keynes cinema has acquired both a "Superscreen" and a 4DX screen. Cineworld intends to roll out further "Superscreen" and 4DX screens to other sites in the future.
Cineworld has begun a trial of a premium cinema brand, The Screening Rooms. Located next to the Cheltenham cinema, The Screening Rooms offers considerably larger, leather seating, premium food, and 'table' service.
Cineworld was the only cinema chain in the United Kingdom to operate a 'strict no food and drink policy' on items that have been bought elsewhere, but in November 2012 the food policy was changed and now states that "neither alcohol nor hot food may be brought onto the premises".
In early 2014 Cineworld introduced an allocated seating system, starting as a trial in selected sites including Wembley and rolling out to all their cinemas by the summer. The move was controversial and a Twitter campaign was created against this policy. Cineworld have responded to the criticism stating that it gives customers peace of mind along with other benefits.
Cineworld offers a subscription service using a membership card – the "Unlimited Card" – which provides subscribers with unlimited entrance for a set price per month, and currently 10% off all food and drink.
Current locations in the UK and Ireland
|Aberdeen – Queens Links||9||UGC|
|Aberdeen – Union Square||10||Cineworld|
|Basildon||18||Empire||6 studio screens, 1 IMPACT screen, 1 IMAX screen.|
|Birmingham – Broad Street||12||UGC||IMAX, 4DX|
|Birmingham – NEC||11||Cineworld||IMAX, Starbucks Coffee, Baskin Robbins|
|Boldon Tyne and Wear||11||UGC||Starbucks Coffee|
|Bradford||16||Cineworld||Baskin Robbins, Pix'n'Mix|
|Braintree||12||Cineworld||Pix'n'Mix, Starbucks Coffee|
|Bromley||4||Empire||Purchased from Empire Cinemas in July 2016, started operation under Cineworld August 12, 2016.|
|Broughton||11||Cineworld||IMAX , Starbucks Coffee|
|Burton upon Trent||9||Cineworld|
|Bury St Edmunds||8||Cineworld|
|Cardiff||15||UGC||4DX, Superscreen, Baskin Robbins|
|Cheltenham||11||Cineworld||IMAX, The Screening Rooms|
|Crawley||15||UGC||D-Box, IMAX, Starbucks Coffee, Superscreen and 4DX|
|Dublin||17||UGC||IMAX, Baskin Robbins|
|Eastbourne||6||UGC||To close and move to a new site in Eastbourne town centre 2018/19|
|Edinburgh||13||UGC||IMAX, Starbucks Coffee|
|Ely, Cambridgeshire||6||Cineworld||Opened May 2017|
|Glasgow – IMAX at GSC||1||Cineworld||IMAX, Starbucks Coffee|
|Glasgow – Parkhead||7||UGC|
|Glasgow – Renfrew Street||18||UGC||Baskin Robbins 4DX VIP Superscreen Starbucks Coffee|
|Glasgow – Silverburn Centre||14||Cineworld||Superscreen, Starbucks Coffee, Baskin Robbins – Opened 26 June 2015|
|Harlow - Queensgate||6||UGC|
|Harlow – Harvey Centre||6||Cineworld||Opened 9 December 2016.|
|Hemel Hempstead||17||Empire||IMAX, 2 Superscreen (one rebranded from IMPACT Blue), Baskin Robbins, (Starbucks Coffee under construction)
Purchased from Empire Cinemas in July 2016, started operation under Cineworld August 12, 2016.
|Ipswich||11||UGC||IMAX, 4DX, Starbucks Coffee|
|Isle of Wight||11||Cineworld|
|London – Bexleyheath||9||Cineworld|
|London – Enfield||15||UGC||IMAX, Starbucks Coffee|
|London – Feltham||14||Cineworld||Baskin Robbins, Pick & Mix, [D-Box]|
|London – Fulham Road||6||UGC|
|London – Ilford||11||Cineworld|
|London – Leicester Square||9||Empire||Purchased from Empire Cinemas in July 2016, started operation under Cineworld August 12, 2016.|
|London – The O2, Greenwich||11||Vue||D-Box, Sky Superscreen|
|London – Wandsworth||14||Cineworld||Baskins-Robbins opened in July 2015 (replacing Ben & Jerry's). 4DX and Superscreen introduced December 2016.|
|London – Wembley||9||Cineworld||D-Box, Starbucks Coffee|
|London – West India Quay||10||UGC|
|London – Wood Green||12||Cineworld|
|Milton Keynes||16||Cineworld||4DX, Starbucks Coffee, Superscreen|
|Murton - Dalton Park||7||Cineworld|
|Newcastle-upon-Tyne||16||Empire||Purchased from Empire Cinemas in June 2017|
|Newport – Friars Walk||8||Cineworld||Baskin Robbins|
|Newport – Spytty Park||13||UGC||Starbucks Coffee|
|Northampton||9||UGC||Starbucks Coffee, Baskin Robbins|
|Poole||14||Empire||Purchased from Empire Cinemas in July 2016, started operation under Cineworld August 12, 2016.|
|Sheffield||20||UGC||IMAX, Starbucks Coffee, 4DX, Baskin Robbins, VIP.|
|Stoke-on-Trent||9||Cineworld||Baskin Robbins, Pick and Mix|
|Stevenage||16||Cineworld||Baskin Robbins, Pick and Mix, Starbucks Coffee, IMAX and 4DX|
|Strood / Rochester||9||UGC|
|Swindon – Shaw Ridge||7||UGC|
|Swindon – Regent Circus||6||Cineworld|
|Telford||11||Cineworld||IMAX, D-Box, Starbucks Coffee|
Current locations outside the UK and Ireland
|Bulgaria||Stara Zagora||7||Cinema City|
|Bulgaria||Paradise Center||14||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Prague - Flora||9||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Prague - Galaxie||9||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Prague - Letnany||12||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Prague - Novy Smichov||12||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Prague - Slovansky Dum||10||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Prague - Zlicin||10||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Brno - Olympia||10||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Brno - Velky Spalicek||7||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Liberec||5||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Ostrava||8||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Pardubice||8||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Pizen||Cinema City|
|Czech Republic||Usti nad Labem||Cinema City|
|Hungary||Budapest - Allee||Cinema City|
|Hungary||Budapest - Arena||Cinema City|
|Hungary||Budapest - Campona||Cinema City|
|Hungary||Budapest - Duna Plaza||Cinema City|
|Hungary||Budapest - Westend||Cinema City|
|Israel||Rishon Lezion||16||Yes Planet|
|Israel||Beer Sheva||18||Yes Planet|
|Poland||Warsaw - Arkadia||15||Cinema City|
|Poland||Warsaw - Bemowo||11||Cinema City|
|Poland||Warsaw - Janki||10||Cinema City|
|Poland||Warsaw - Galeria Mokotow||14||Cinema City|
|Poland||Warsaw - Promenada||13||Cinema City|
|Poland||Warsaw - Sadyba||12||Cinema City|
|Poland||Krakow - Bonarka||20||Cinema City|
|Poland||Krakow - Galeria Kazimierz||10||Cinema City|
|Poland||Krakow - Galeria Plaza||9||Cinema City|
|Poland||Krakow - Zakopianka||10||Cinema City|
|Poland||Poznan - Kinepolis||18||Cinema City|
|Poland||Poznan - Plaza||9||Cinema City|
|Poland||Katowice - Punkt 44||13||Cinema City|
|Poland||Katowice - Silesia||13||Cinema City|
|Poland||Lublin - Plaza||8||Cinema City|
|Poland||Lublin - Felicity||9||Cinema City|
|Poland||Czestochowa - Galeria Jurajska||8||Cinema City|
|Poland||Czestochowa - Wolnosc||8||Cinema City|
|Poland||Torun - Czerwona Droga||12||Cinema City|
|Poland||Torun - Plaza||8||Cinema City|
|Poland||Gdansk Krewetka||8||Cinema City|
|Poland||Lodz Manufaktura||14||Cinema City|
|Poland||Ruda Slaska||8||Cinema City|
|Poland||Starogard Gdanski||6||Cinema City|
|Poland||Wroclaw Korona||9||Cinema City|
|Poland||Zielona Gora||9||Cinema City|
|Romania||Arad Atrium||8||Cinema City|
|Romania||Baia Mare||6||Cinema City|
|Romania||București AFI||21||Cinema City|
|Romania||București Sun Plaza||15||Cinema City|
|Romania||Mega Mall||14||Cinema City|
|Romania||Cluj Iulius||10||Cinema City|
|Romania||Cluj Polus||8||Cinema City|
|Romania||Constanța Maritimo||Cinema City|
|Romania||Constanța City Park||10||Cinema City|
|Romania||Drobeta-Turnu Severin||Cinema City|
|Romania||Ploiești Shopping City||12||Cinema City|
|Romania||Ploiești AFI||6||Cinema City|
|Romania||Târgu Jiu||6||Cinema City|
|Romania||Târgu Mureș||8||Cinema City|
|Romania||Timișoara Shopping City||13||Cinema City|
|Slovakia||Bratislava - Aupark||Cinema City|
|Slovakia||Bratislava - Eurovea||Cinema City|
|Slovakia||Bratislava - Polus||Cinema City|
|Dover||6 screens||Opening Late Winter 2017, as part of The St James Development in Dover, Kent.|
|Barnsley||13 inc. IMAX||Opening as part of The Glassworks. Opening 2020 |
|Bracknell||12 inc. IMAX||Opening September 2017, as part of The Lexicon.|
|Colchester||12 inc. IMAX||IMAX and 4DX. Part of Northern Gateway leisure park. Opening 2018|
|Keighley||8||As part of Worth Valley Shopping Centre. Opening date unknown|
|Leeds – White Rose Centre||11 inc. IMAX||Opening 2017|
|Macclesfield||9||Opening date unknown|
|Plymouth||12 inc. IMAX||Opening mid-2018|
|South Ruislip||11||Opening July 2017.|
|Rushden||15||Part of the Rushden Lakes development. Opening 2018/19.|
|Speke - New Mersey Retail Park||11||Opening Summer 2018. Part of Retail Park expansion plans|
|Trowbridge||8||Planned opening of 2016 however work appears to have stopped and the land is back on the market.|
|Watford||9 inc. IMAX||Opening September 2018 as part of Charter Place redevelopment.|
|Eastbourne||9||Eastbourne Arndale Centre redevelopment Opening late 2018 early 2019|
|Birmingham – Arcadian||4||UGC||Permanently closed in 2004|
|Birmingham – Great Park||13||UGC||Sold to Empire Cinemas in 2005|
|Bishop's Stortford||6||Cineworld||Sold to Empire Cinemas in 2005|
|Cambridge||9||Cineworld||Sold To Light Cinemas following Competition Commission ruling in 2015.|
|Chester||6||UGC||Closed 10 October 2013|
|Ealing||3||UGC||Sold to and now closed by Empire Cinemas since early 2009 for "redevelopment"|
|Gloucester – Peel Centre||6||UGC||Closed 5 December 2013. Replaced by new cinema at Gloucester Quays development.|
|Liverpool - Edge Lane||8||UGC||Closed 14 July 2016|
|London – Chelsea||4||UGC||Closed 9 March 2017|
|London – Hammersmith||4||UGC||Closed April 2016|
|London – Haymarket||3||UGC||Sold to Empire Cinemas as part of the acquisition of five cinemas in July 2016. Opened as an Empire Cinema 7 April 2017.|
|London – Shaftesbury Avenue||7||UGC||Closed 21 September 2014. Re-opened under Cineworld's Picturehouse Cinemas brand in spring 2015.|
|London – Staples Corner||6||UGC||Closed 15 August 2016|
|Sunderland||12||Cineworld||Sold to Empire Cinemas in 2005|
|Slough||10||UGC||Sold to Empire Cinemas in 2005|
|Swindon – Greenbridge||12||Cineworld||Swindon was the only place to have a UGC & Cine-UK therefore had two Cineworld Cinemas for a brief time. Sold to Empire Cinemas in 2005.|
|Wigan||11||UGC||Sold to Empire Cinemas in 2005|
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- Cineworld 2000 Screens Milestone
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Under the terms of the deal, Cineworld will purchase about 100 multiplexes from CCI for 503 million pounds. However, CCI will maintain a 24.9 percent stake in the combined business.
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Can I bring in my own food and drink? – Cineworld have a strict no food and drink policy.
- "Cineworld Cinemas – FAQ". Retrieved 1 December 2012.
2.2 Alcohol and Food Policy: Neither alcohol nor hot food may be brought onto the premises. Only hot food bought on the premises may be consumed on the premises. Alcohol may only be purchased and consumed in Cineworld licensed bar areas or in licensed screens and licensing laws will be strictly enforced.
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