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February 19, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Shares of Regal Entertainment gained modestly Tuesday after the nation's largest theater chain announced it had reached a deal to acquire Hollywood Theaters. Regal Entertainment Group said it has entered into an agreement to buy Hollywood Theaters, a Portland, Ore., chain that operates 43 theaters in 16 states, for $191 million in cash and about $47 million of assumed lease obligations. Most of Hollywood's cinemas are concentrated in Texas, Missouri, Hawaii and Kansas. Investors responded favorably to the news.
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April 12, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Care to supersize that ticket? Regal Entertainment is banking on it. The nation's largest theater chain is selling a "SuperTicket" for Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which debuts in U.S. and Canadian theaters May 2. The cost is $20 above the regular movie ticket price and includes a high-definition digital copy of the film before it is released on DVD, as well as a digital copy of "The Amazing Spider-Man" on the streaming service Vudu....
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BUSINESS
February 11, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Regal Entertainment Group, the world's largest operator of movie theaters, said fourth-quarter profit rose 86% as it added theaters and benefited from an additional week during the period. Net income rose to $58.8 million, or 40 cents a share, from $31.7 million, or 23 cents, a year earlier, Centennial, Colo.-based Regal said. Revenue rose 25% to $683.8 million, as it boosted ticket prices and added 554 screens by buying 52 theaters. Shares of Regal rose 60 cents to $20.
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March 26, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
A satellite network launched by a group of studios and theater chains last year just got bigger. The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC) said it has signed a letter of intent to acquire the Deluxe/EchoStar satellite network, adding nearly 1,000 theater sites, the companies said. No financial details were disclosed. With the acquisition, the coalition will double the size of its satellite network, which is expected to significantly reduce the cost of delivering movies to theaters and enable it to beam live concerts, operas and sporting events into multiplex venues nationwide.
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July 4, 2003 | Charles Storch, Chicago Tribune
It wasn't "The Matrix Reloaded" or "Finding Nemo" but the San Jose Earthquakes and Los Angeles Galaxy that were playing in Theater 1 of Regal Cinemas' Lincolnshire Stadium 20 on a recent rainy Wednesday night. A sparse crowd of about 20 was huddled for a soccer match being broadcast live and in high-definition television. Elsewhere in the megaplex, patrons on hand for a motion picture may have been wondering, "Where's the remote?"
BUSINESS
October 22, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
Regal Entertainment Group, the largest U.S. movie theater chain, saw its third-quarter profit rise almost sixfold, primarily from acquisitions. Net income in the latest quarter rose to $36.1 million from $6.1 million a year ago. Per-share earnings declined to 27 cents a share from 32 cents a year earlier as the number of shares outstanding increased to 136.2 million from about 19 million. Sales for the Sept. 26 quarter more than tripled to $571.5 million from $158.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Care to supersize that ticket? Regal Entertainment is banking on it. The nation's largest theater chain is selling a "SuperTicket" for Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which debuts in U.S. and Canadian theaters May 2. The cost is $20 above the regular movie ticket price and includes a high-definition digital copy of the film before it is released on DVD, as well as a digital copy of "The Amazing Spider-Man" on the streaming service Vudu....
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
AMC Entertainment, the nation's second-largest theater chain, has settled its fight with Walt Disney Studios over how to divvy up ticket sales for "Iron Man 3. " As a result of the new agreement between the two, AMC has resumed selling advance tickets for "Iron Man 3" on Fandango, the online ticketing service, two sources familiar with the matter said. The dispute had threatened to put a significant damper on the May 3 opening of one of the summer's biggest movies. The superhero action movie from Marvel Studios held its Hollywood premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on Wednesday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2010 | By Ben Fritz
Give Bullock and Bridges some credit. The key to a box-office boost from the Oscars this year, it seems, was winning a lead acting trophy. Lead actress Sandra Bullock's "The Blind Side" and lead actor Jeff Bridges' "Crazy Heart" both posted very strong performances this weekend after the stars won Academy Awards the previous Sunday. Ticket sales for "The Blind Side" grew by 24%, despite a small drop in the number of theaters where it played, bringing total receipts to $252.
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June 4, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The big screen is getting bigger - and bigger. The industry's largest theater chains are bulking up with extra-wide screens in the latest push by exhibitors to distinguish themselves from other forms of entertainment. This fall, the former Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood will unveil one of the largest screens in the country: a 94-foot-wide Imax screen that no doubt would have impressed showman Sid Grauman himself. PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club Not to be outdone, Cinemark Holdings Inc., the third-largest U.S. chain, plans to bring its own Extreme Digital Cinema brand to its new multiplex at the South Bay Pavilion in Carson, which will include a 72-foot-wide, wall-to-wall XD screen.
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June 4, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The big screen is getting bigger - and bigger. The industry's largest theater chains are bulking up with extra-wide screens in the latest push by exhibitors to distinguish themselves from other forms of entertainment. This fall, the former Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood will unveil one of the largest screens in the country: a 94-foot-wide Imax screen that no doubt would have impressed showman Sid Grauman himself. PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club Not to be outdone, Cinemark Holdings Inc., the third-largest U.S. chain, plans to bring its own Extreme Digital Cinema brand to its new multiplex at the South Bay Pavilion in Carson, which will include a 72-foot-wide, wall-to-wall XD screen.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before packing for almost two weeks in New York. The Skinny: I'm catching up on "Rectify," the new drama on Sundance. It is slow going but I'm told it is worth the effort. I just want to know how long Daniel is a cross between Karl Childers and Forrest Gump? Tuesday's news includes a story about some new glasses that will make it easier for the deaf to enjoy movies and a look at NBC's challenges heading into upfront week. Also, today I tested out emailing an alert with a link when the Morning Fix went live.
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April 25, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before watching the NFL draft. The Skinny: Actually, I'm not all that excited about this year's NFL draft since the Redskins don't have a first-round pick. Thursday's stories include Disney's growing feud with theater owners, Amazon planning its own set-top box and the Gibson Amphitheatre being squeezed out by Harry Potter.  Daily Dose: NBC's search for a new president of its news division has gone beyond not only the company, but the country as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Tony Stark's theatrical prospects continue to improve. Regal Entertainment, the nation's largest theater chain, said it has ended its fight with Walt Disney Studios over how to split revenue from ticket sales for "Iron Man 3. " "Regal has Iron Man 3!" the company said in a statement. "After some extensive talks with Disney, we're glad to say that Tony Stark  (the superhero industrialist played by Robert Downey Jr. ) will definitely be in our theaters for Iron Man 3. " PHOTOS: 'Iron Man 3' Premiere Regal's announcement followed a similar statement from AMC, the nation's second-largest theater chain, that it, too, would resume selling advance tickets for the movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
AMC Entertainment, the nation's second-largest theater chain, has settled its fight with Walt Disney Studios over how to divvy up ticket sales for "Iron Man 3. " As a result of the new agreement between the two, AMC has resumed selling advance tickets for "Iron Man 3" on Fandango, the online ticketing service, two sources familiar with the matter said. The dispute had threatened to put a significant damper on the May 3 opening of one of the summer's biggest movies. The superhero action movie from Marvel Studios held its Hollywood premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on Wednesday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
The fight between Walt Disney Studios and movie theater chains over how to split revenue from ticket sales for the much-anticipated "Iron Man 3" is getting uglier. On Tuesday, Regal Entertainment -- the nation's largest theater owner with 7,000 screens in 540 locations -- yanked standees, movie posters and other marketing materials for "Iron Man 3," said a source familiar with the dispute who asked not to be identified. The dispute has put a cloud over what is expected to be one of the biggest movies of the year.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Tony Stark's theatrical prospects continue to improve. Regal Entertainment, the nation's largest theater chain, said it has ended its fight with Walt Disney Studios over how to split revenue from ticket sales for "Iron Man 3. " "Regal has Iron Man 3!" the company said in a statement. "After some extensive talks with Disney, we're glad to say that Tony Stark  (the superhero industrialist played by Robert Downey Jr. ) will definitely be in our theaters for Iron Man 3. " PHOTOS: 'Iron Man 3' Premiere Regal's announcement followed a similar statement from AMC, the nation's second-largest theater chain, that it, too, would resume selling advance tickets for the movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Shares of Regal Entertainment gained modestly Tuesday after the nation's largest theater chain announced it had reached a deal to acquire Hollywood Theaters. Regal Entertainment Group said it has entered into an agreement to buy Hollywood Theaters, a Portland, Ore., chain that operates 43 theaters in 16 states, for $191 million in cash and about $47 million of assumed lease obligations. Most of Hollywood's cinemas are concentrated in Texas, Missouri, Hawaii and Kansas. Investors responded favorably to the news.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
AMC Theatres, the nation's second-largest cinema chain, is forbidding patrons to wear costumes deemed offensive or wear face-covering masks in the wake of the shooting in Colorado at a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises. " "We will not allow any guests into our theaters in costumes that make other guests feel uncomfortable, and we will not permit face-covering masks or fake weapons inside our buildings," AMC said in a statement after a shooting rampage early Friday at a theater in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 dead and nearly 60 wounded.
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