|Public Limited Company|
Number of locations
|Southern England, London, Leeds and Birmingham|
|Owner||Everyman Media Group plc|
Everyman Group (known as Everyman Cinemas) is a cinema company in the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 2000, when entrepreneur Daniel Broch bought the original Everyman Cinema in Hampstead, which dated to 1933. Broch led the growth of the company with the acquisition in 2008 of Screen Cinemas to add more locations. This coincided with Broch selling a majority stake in the enlarged company, though he remains a shareholder. Following the acquisition, the group has refurbished or plans to refurbish a number of cinemas. Those already refurbished include Walton, Belsize Park, Baker Street, and The Screen On The Green in Islington. Everyman's cinemas have one to five screens, a small number of which offer 3D.
Everyman Cinemas offer a programme of films and special events, including the Metropolitan Opera from New York and the National Theatre (in selected cinemas), live Q&As, film festivals and seasons. The venues each feature a licensed bar, food, digital projection and surround sound technology.
The group are extending their operating area and have opened cinemas in northern England. The first of these opened in Leeds in April 2013 as part of the Trinity Leeds development in the city centre and a second opened within The Mailbox in Birmingham on 27 February 2015. A further cinema is due to open in Harrogate in September 2016. In April 2015, the company reached an agreement to buy four cinemas from its larger rival Odeon for £7.1 million.
In August 2013, The Guardian reported that the entire non-management staff of about 100 are employed on zero-hour contracts, earning just above the minimum wage, and without any guaranteed set hours each week. An Everyman staff member told the Guardian: "Our zero-hour contracts and low wages mean that affording basic necessities is becoming impossible. We work almost full-time, yet have no security, sick pay or benefits. Our customers are paying more and more for cinema tickets, but the company does everything it can to keep the cost of their staff as low as possible. It's not interested in the hardship this causes."
The Everyman Media Group made its début on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on 7 November 2013.
|The Mailbox, Birmingham||3|
|The Screen On The Green||1|
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