Star theater rises

Cinema chain break ground on KinoStar

Rising Star Media, Russia’s developer and operator of cinemas, has broken ground on Russia’s largest cinema and entertainment complex, KinoStar City.

The first of its kind in St. Petersburg, it will occupy 108,000 square feet in the Piter Raduga shopping center. Venue should be completed late this year.

Rising Star Media is a joint venture of U.S. giant National Amusements and Soquel Ventures, led by Paul B. Heth, best known for his work revitalizing the Russian cinema sector.

Rising Star Media was established to create a state-of-the-art cinema circuit in the rapidly expanding Russian market; its Moscow venues are among Russia’s top-grossing theaters.

National Amusements and Soquel Ventures have collaborated on projects Stateside, including the Bridge: Cinema de Lux, with locations in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

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