Cineworld Group plc was founded in 1995 by Stephen Wiener, its current CEO, and is now one of the leading cinema groups in the UK. Originally a private company, it re-registered as a public company in May 2006 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in May 2007. Currently, Cineworld Group plc is the only quoted UK cinema business.
The Group currently operates 80 sites under the Cineworld Cinemas Brand, of which 77 are multiplex sites with five screens or more. Our portfolio includes four out of the ten highest grossing cinemas in the UK and Ireland. We pride ourselves on outstanding picture quality and atmospheric surround sound; the soft, deep-down comfort of our modern seating; the crunch of our popcorn; and, most importantly, the friendliest customer service around. All our sites are digital, and we are one of the market leaders in 3D, a format which will become increasingly important.
In December 2012, the group acquired the Picturehouse chain of cinemas consisting of 21 cinemas each with five or fewer screens.
In 2012, Cineworld accounted for 46 million admissions, had revenues of £358.7 million and an Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) before exceptional items of £66.6 million.
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