What Are The Largest Movie Theater Chains?

The top 5 largest movie theater chains in the United States are Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, Cinemark, Marcus Theatres, and Cineplex Entertainment.

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AMC Theatres

As of 2019, AMC Theatres is the largest movie theater chain in the United States, with a total of 661 locations. This is followed by Regal Entertainment Group, with 559 locations, and Cinemark Holdings, with 496 locations.

Regal Entertainment Group

Regal Entertainment Group is an American movie theater chain headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. Regal operates the second-largest theater circuit in the United States, with over 7,307 screens in 564 theaters as of June 2016. The three main theatre brands operated by Regal Entertainment Group are Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theatres, and United Artists Theatres.

Cinemark Theatres

Cinemark Theatres is the third largest movie theater chain in the United States, with 495 theaters across 41 states. Founded in 1984, the company’s headquarters are in Plano, Texas. Cinemark Theatres is known for its Cinema Club loyalty program and for its involvement in the research and development of new theater technologies, such as Dolby Atmos sound systems and heated recliner seats.

Carmike Cinemas

Carmike Cinemas is the fourth largest movie theater chain in the United States with 2,954 screens in 276 theaters as of June 2015. The company was founded in Georgia in 1930 and was acquired by AMC Theatres in 2016.

Marcus Theatres

Marcus Theatres is the fourth largest movie theater chain in the United States with 695 screens at 60 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio.

National Amusements

National Amusements is an American privately owned theater company based in Norwood, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 1936 by Michael Dimitroff Sr. and Edward W. Ford. National Amusements is now owned by ViacomCBS. The company operates 1,500 movie screens in the United States, United Kingdom, South America, and Russia.

AMC Theatres is an American movie theater chain headquartered in Leawood, Kansas. Founded in 1920, AMC has the largest share of the U.S. theater market with approximately 650 locations and 8222 screens.

Regal Entertainment Group is an American movie theater chain headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. Regal operates 7,315 screens in 564 theaters as of June 2016. The three main theatre brands operated by Regal Entertainment Group are Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theatres, and United Artists Theatres.

Harkins Theatres

Harkins Theatres is an American movie theater chain with locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. As of 2013, it operated 31 theaters with 532 screens.

AMC Theatres (originally an abbreviation for American Multi-Cinema; often referred to simply as AMC and known in some countries as AMC Cinemas) is an American movie theater chain owned and operated by AMC Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of the Chinese company Dalian Wanda Group. Founded in 1920, AMC has the largest share of the U.S. theater market ahead of Regal Entertainment Group and Cinemark Theatres. As of 2017, AMC had 760 locations and 5,325 screens across the United States.

Wehrenberg Theatres

Wehrenberg Theatres is a movie theater chain based in the United States. As of 2019, the chain operates fifteen locations across Missouri and Illinois. Wehrenberg Theatres is one of the largest movie theater chains in the United States, with over 1,000 screens.

Cineplex Entertainment

Cineplex Entertainment is the largest movie theater chain in Canada, with over 1,500 screens in 130 theaters across the country. The company also operates the VIP Cinemas brand, which offers a premium movie-going experience with luxury seating and in-theater dining.

In the United States, AMC Theatres is the largest movie theater chain, with over 8,000 screens in 600 theaters. The company also operates the IMAX brand, which offers a unique film-watching experience with state-of-the-art sound and projection technology.

Showcase Cinemas

Showcase Cinemas is one of the largest movie theater chains in the United States. The company operates more than 500 locations across the country, serving millions of moviegoers each year. Showcase Cinemas offers a variety of amenities, including stadium seating, state-of-the-art projection and sound systems, and a wide selection of food and drink options.

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