Theater chains looking for new opportunities
More and more, theater chains are scratching their heads, looking for new ways to hook in an ever-abandoning public:
This year’s 4 percent upswing at the domestic box office is more than just a welcome relief to beleaguered movie-theater chains. It is a chance to uncork a bottled-up desire to make deals.
One major transaction, Cinemark USA Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Century Theatres Inc., was struck this week, while a few other theater-related businesses — including No. 2 theater chain AMC Entertainment Inc. — are considering public offerings, analysts and investors say.
For more, read the full story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.