UCI Italia adds 10 theaters to chain

Company is part of Odeon group

LONDON — UCI Italia, the subsidiary of Odeon & UCI Cinema Group, Europe’s leading chain of cinemas, has snapped up 10 theaters from Cinestar Italia.

Odeon is already the market leader in the U.K. and Spain, and this acquisition marks a significant step for the chain in the Italian market.

Cinestar theaters in Mestre, Pordenone, Ferrara, Reggio Emilia, Andria, Molfetta, Messina, Piacenza, Como and Alessandria will become part of the UCI Italia circuit.

Following the deal, Odeon and UCI Cinema Group will operate a total of around 200 theaters and 1,700 screens.

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