August 9, 2006

Cinemark USA to buy Century Theatres

Century Theatres, the owner of the Century 16 Bayfair at Bayfair Center, will be acquired by Cinemark, USA. San Rafael-based Century Theatres has more than 1,000 screen in 12 states.

Century Theatres is one of the few movie theaters that doesn't show television-like commercials before previews for upcoming movies.

After the purchase, Cinemark will have 4,395 screens, behind AMC Entertainment's 4,437 screens and Regal Entertainment Group's 6,383 screens.

According to its web site, Century Theatres started in 1941, when "founder Raymond J. Syufy opened his first indoor movie theater in Vallejo, CA."

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at August 9, 2006 11:02 PM | TrackBack
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