29 March 2023
Three months after the acquisition of the Gaumont cinema in Amnéville, Kinepolis has taken over a second French cinema belonging to the Pathé network, the cinema Les Quais de Pathé in Belfort, in the department Franche-Comté.
Kinepolis acquires the company Pathé Belfort SAS, that is operating the (leased) cinema. The complex has 14 screens and 2,562 seats and is located near the town centre of Belfort. The cinema has a 4DX screen and welcomed close to 500,000 visitors in 2019.
Eddy Duquenne, CEO of Kinepolis Group: "Like the Gaumont cinema in Amnéville, this second acquisition fits in with the execution of our expansion strategy and allows us, once again, to strengthen our position in the North-East of France. A warm welcome to the customers and employees of this new Kinepolis cinema.”
With this new acquisition, Kinepolis France now has 17 cinemas (16 Kinepolis complexes and an Arthouse cinema KLUB) with a total of 190 screens and more than 40,000 seats.
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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 63 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 Digital Cinemas, Kinepolis also operates 38 cinemas in Canada and 10 in the US.
In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates 111 cinemas worldwide, with a total of 1,138 screens and more than 200,000 seats. Kinepolis’ employees are all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience. More information on www.kinepolis.com/corporate.