Pathe seeks Village Euro cinemas

French producer, distribber refuses to comment on talks

PARIS — French producer and distributor Pathe is in negotiations to buy Village Roadshow’s French and Swiss movie theaters, according to the director of Village Roadshow France.

“We’re taking part in talks with Pathe that are advancing well,” Didier Bedin told Daily Variety Thursday, “but we haven’t yet come to an agreement.”

Pathe refused to comment on the talks.

The Australian group has operated in France since 1996. It has a 10-plex on the French Riviera in Nice, the only multiplex in the city, as well a single theater at Boulogne, near Paris, and two other multiplexes under construction.

Talks with Pathe on Village Roadshow’s Swiss operations are going ahead separately. Bedin says he thinks negotiations will end in two to three weeks.

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