Cinema City Czech was founded in the Czech Republic in the year 1999. The first multiplex of the Cinema City chain in the Czech Republic was Cinema City Galaxie. This was only the beginning of a very extensive development of the chain of cinemas in the country.
After having 74 multiplexes in total, 5 of them in the Czech Republic, in early 2011 Cinema City acquired the Palace Cinemas multiplex network, thus expanding its network of multiplexes with an additional 8 multiplexes in the Czech Republic, 3 in Slovakia, and 7 in Hungary. Cinema City International thus acquired a total of 18 Palace Cinemas multiplexes with a total of 155 halls.
As of today, Cinema City is the largest multiplex theater operator in the Czech Republic. It operates 13 theaters with a total of 111 halls located in Prague, Brno, Liberec, Pardubice, Plzeň and Ústí nad Labem and is planing to open its next cinema in Ostrava in March this year.
The Cinema City multiplex network is operated by Cinema City Czech s.r.o., which is part of Cinema City International - the largest multiplex theater operator in Central and Eastern Europe and the 3rd biggest cinema chain in Europe. The Company is developing a modern multiplex cinema chain throughout a market of over 100 million people spanning 7 countries and employs over 3 000 people. Currently Cinema City operates 96 multiplexes with 906 screens and over 175 000 seats.
In 2000 Cinema City signed a strategic agreement with IMAX® and since that time the company has been the exclusive operator of IMAX® theatres in Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary. The IMAX® brand is world famous and stands for the highest-quality, most immersive motion picture entertainment.
For more information about the activities of Cinema City in the Czech Republic and around the world, visit www.cinemacity.nl.