9.8 million Kinepolis visitors in the first half of 2009

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From January to June this year, the Kinepolis Group welcomed 9.8 million visitors in its cinema complexes, 5.3% less than in the first half of 2008.
The considerable decrease in the first quarter (-17%) could be compensated for to a large extent in the second quarter (+12.4%). One of the reasons for this was the shift of the Easter Holiday from the first quarter in 2008 to the second quarter in 2009.
All countries recorded strong visitor figures. Spain clearly exceeded them all thanks to the success of the 3D genre, the revival of the Spanish film, including the Spanish comedy "Fuga de Cerebros" and the success of the campaign for elderly cinemagoers in Madrid "Mayores de Cine".

About Kinepolis

Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family-run cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a pioneering model within the industry. In addition to its cinema business, the Group is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management.

In Europe, Kinepolis Group NV has 55 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. Since the acquisition of Canadian movie theatre group Landmark Cinemas and American movie theatre group MJR, Kinepolis also operates 46 cinemas in Canada and 10 in the US.

In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates 111 cinemas worldwide, with a total of 1,079 screens and almost 200,000 seats. Kinepolis employs 4,600 people, all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience.

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Kinepolis Group nv
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Kinepolis Group NV
Schelde 1
Moutstraat 132-146
B-9000 Gent

+32 9 241 00 00