Odeon-UCI adds seven Italo plexes

Purchase takes loop's total to 420 Italian screens

Europe’s largest exhibition chain, Odeon and UCI Cinemas, is expanding in Italy, buying seven plexes with 51 screens.

The group, owned by U.K. private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, has closed a long-gestating deal with Circuito Giometti Cinema.

UCI Italy topper Andrea Stratta estimates that the acquisition will add an average 2.5 million admissions to its business per year. It now has 420 screens in 39 sites in Italy.

“With these multiplexes our yearly estimated admissions will surpass the 20 million spectators milestone in Italy,” Stratta said.

UCI Italy bought the Pathe and Vis Pathe loops in Italy in December and four UGC Cine Cite sites last month. Move also comes after recent growth in Spain and Ireland, reflecting a larger European expansion plan.

The group operates 2,113 screens at 224 sites across Europe.

More Film

  • Oscars 2018 Nominations: Who Are the

    Oscar Nominations Are in, but Who Are the Frontrunners?

    Europe’s largest exhibition chain, Odeon and UCI Cinemas, is expanding in Italy, buying seven plexes with 51 screens. The group, owned by U.K. private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, has closed a long-gestating deal with Circuito Giometti Cinema. UCI Italy topper Andrea Stratta estimates that the acquisition will add an average 2.5 million admissions […]

  • 'Get Out' Breaks Out With Four

    'Get Out' Scores Four Oscar Nominations, Including Three for Jordan Peele

    Europe’s largest exhibition chain, Odeon and UCI Cinemas, is expanding in Italy, buying seven plexes with 51 screens. The group, owned by U.K. private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, has closed a long-gestating deal with Circuito Giometti Cinema. UCI Italy topper Andrea Stratta estimates that the acquisition will add an average 2.5 million admissions […]

  • All the Money in the World

    Christopher Plummer Becomes Oldest Actor to Be Nominated for an Oscar

    Europe’s largest exhibition chain, Odeon and UCI Cinemas, is expanding in Italy, buying seven plexes with 51 screens. The group, owned by U.K. private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, has closed a long-gestating deal with Circuito Giometti Cinema. UCI Italy topper Andrea Stratta estimates that the acquisition will add an average 2.5 million admissions […]

  • Get Out

    Academy Skirts Another #OscarsSoWhite Disaster With a Diverse Lineup, But Who Will Win?

    Europe’s largest exhibition chain, Odeon and UCI Cinemas, is expanding in Italy, buying seven plexes with 51 screens. The group, owned by U.K. private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, has closed a long-gestating deal with Circuito Giometti Cinema. UCI Italy topper Andrea Stratta estimates that the acquisition will add an average 2.5 million admissions […]

  • Oscar Nominations: Original Score and Song

    Oscar Nominations: Score and Song Surprises Include a Taylor Swift Snub

    Europe’s largest exhibition chain, Odeon and UCI Cinemas, is expanding in Italy, buying seven plexes with 51 screens. The group, owned by U.K. private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, has closed a long-gestating deal with Circuito Giometti Cinema. UCI Italy topper Andrea Stratta estimates that the acquisition will add an average 2.5 million admissions […]

  • Shape of Water

    Oscar Nominations Scorecard by Film and Studio

    Europe’s largest exhibition chain, Odeon and UCI Cinemas, is expanding in Italy, buying seven plexes with 51 screens. The group, owned by U.K. private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, has closed a long-gestating deal with Circuito Giometti Cinema. UCI Italy topper Andrea Stratta estimates that the acquisition will add an average 2.5 million admissions […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content