Private equity company Ratos, which owns Finland's top theater loop Finnkino, has bought a 60% stake in Swedish chain SF Bio for $420 million, creating the Nordic region's biggest exhib chain.
Arts Alliance Media has inked a deal with Finland's Finnkino Cinemas to digitize all of the exhib's screens.
Distrib-exhib Finnkino, which operates Finland's biggest theater chain, has bought all Sandrew Metronome Finland's hardtops.
Distributor Scanbox Entertainment Danmark plans to up investment in Scandinavian features.
Cinema biz in that notoriously difficult and most fickle of markets, France, surged last week, bolstered by the spring school vacation, but the largesse was confined to several hotsy titles. Ticket…