Silver Cinemas taps Hohl

Exec named prexy and CEO

HOLLYWOOD — Dallas-based Silver Cinemas Intl. has named Larry D. Hohl president and CEO of all of its subsidiaries, including Landmark Theatres.

Hohl will assume many of the duties currently handled by Steve Holmes, the company’s chief financial officer and co-founder, who has been filling the CEO slot.

Eye toward expansion

Jack Sullivan, Silver’s chairman of the board, said of Hohl’s hire: “As our business continues to expand we were eager to bring on board someone with Larry’s expertise.

“Steve Holmes, who will retain his responsibilities as CFO, has done an outstanding job helping us grow, and will continue to be very much involved with all the company’s operations.”

Prior to joining Silver Cinema, Hohl was executive VP and senior operating officer of Storage USA. He also worked in management capacities with companies such as Nike, Pepsico and Pizza Hut.

At Nike, Hohl served as VP and general manager of the worldwide retail business; he was involved in the design, construction, marketing, merchandising and operation of Niketown and Nike Factory Outlets.

Arthouse aims

Silver Cinema Intl., which operates 105 theatres with 530 screens, continues to acquire and build new theaters, with a special emphasis on the burgeoning arthouse market. Landmark Theatres is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silver, operating 52 theaters representing 156 screens in 11 states.

Landmark is currently building five new theatres, including an eight-screen specialized complex in Washington, D.C., a six-screen complex in Dallas’ West Village and artplexes in New York and Chicago.