Jul 29, 2021

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Top 5 Movie Theater Chains in the World

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Although the increasing popularity of streaming tycoons like Netflix and Hulu that enable movie-lovers to watch movies from the comfort of their homes, has created a threat for theaters, some outstanding theater chains are still in business, and are also highly popular. Watching movies in theaters has a unique charm, although watching movies in one’s home is definitely comfortable. For those, who love the huge dark hall, the big screen, the interval snacks and the feeling of being surrounded by a crowd (especially when people are fed up with the loneliness COVID-19 pandemic has brought), theaters are still working, thanks to these theater chains. Here are some of world’s leading movie theater chains.

1. AMC

The first and foremost name that should be mentioned in this list is AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., an American movie theater chain headquartered in Leawood, Kansas. Founded in 1920 by the Durwood family and with over 1,000 theaters across the world till date, AMC is world’s largest movie theater chain. AMC is the first multiplex and also the pioneers in offering cupholders to their armrests. The reasonable AMC ticket cost is also one of their prominent features.

2. Cineworld

On the second place in this list is Cineworld, a British theater chain founded in 1995 and headquartered in London, with about 790 theaters in ten countries like Hungary, Israel, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, the United States and the United Kingdom itself.

Until 2020, Cineworld suffered a significant loss in business; but they are still trying to recover the lost profits by applying new strategies.

3. Regal Cinemas

Regal Cinemas headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, is the third largest theater chain in the world and second largest in the USA. The company was originally named Regal Entertainment Group and was acquired by Cineworld and was rebranded itself during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. However, they still operate many out of 549 theaters independently.

4. Cinemark

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Cinemark with its 525 theaters in North and South America, and Taiwan, is the 4th largest theater chain in the world and the largest in Brazil. The theater chain suffered a significant loss during the pandemic, though their annual revenue used to be around $4.644 billion before that. They are now applying new strategies to regain the lost profits.

5. Cinepolis

Cinepolis, the largest Mexican movie theater chain, is the 5th in this list. It has 335 theaters in countries like India, Colombia, Guatemala, Spain, Saudi Arabia, England, the USA, and more. The largest theater chain in Latin America is known for its novel “luxury cinemas” for VIP audiences.

So, guys, you still have a chance to enjoy the theater atmosphere! Go ahead and book a ticket!