In 2019, more than 90 cinemas will be united nationwide under the Cineplex brand. With a total of 25 operators at 66 locations and more than 530 screens, Cineplex is not only Germany's largest cinema provider, but also one of the largest groups in Europe.
Cineplex was founded in 1997 as a merger of medium-sized cinemas to optimize operations and joint marketing. The operators are predominantly entrepreneurs who have been operating the cinemas in their respective locations for decades. The oldest of our traditional houses is already more than 100 years old, numerous family businesses are active in the third and fourth generation. However, the vast majority of cinemas are located in state-of-the-art new buildings that leave nothing to be desired when it comes to technology and comfort.
No other cinema has opened more theaters than Cineplex in the last decade. 2015 and 2018, eleven new cinemas were opened. Continuous but solid growth, continuous modernization and renewal of technology and cinema as well as preservation of the traditional inner-city movie theaters characterize the market policy of the Cineplex group of companies.
Each year the Cineplex Group welcomed up to 20 million visitors to its cinemas. In doing so, we reached more than 45 million German citizens within a radius of 30 km each with our cinema locations. This corresponds to coverage of around 57% of the total population.