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AMC Theatres

Company nameAMC Entertainment, Inc.
Company typePrivate
SloganExperience the Difference
IndustryEntertainment (movie theaters)
Founded1920 in Kansas City, Missouri
Headquarters920 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Key peopleEdward Durwood, Founder
Gerardo I. Lopez, CEO and President
ProductsAMC Theatres
Revenue(+) $2.5 billion (FY 2007)
Net income(+) $134 million (FY 2007)
Owner(s)JPMorgan Partners (managed by CCMP Capital), Apollo Management, Carlyle Group, Bain Capital, Spectrum Equity Investors
Employees21000
ParentMarquee Holdings

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AMC Theatres (American Multi-Cinema), officially known as AMC Entertainment, Inc., is the second largest movie theater chain in North America with 5,325 screens, second only to Regal Entertainment Group, and one of the United States's four national cinema chains (Regal Entertainment Group, National Amusements, Inc. and Cinemark Theaters being the others) of the 12 largest on the continent that did not go bankrupt during the 2001-2002 recession, due in part to the fact that its theatres often dominate lists of the top 50 most profitable theatres in North America. Its mascot is the animated filmstrip Clip who has starred in the pre-show policy trailers from 1991 until a brief hiatus for most of 2009 until the autumn of 2009. It is also located in Canada, is known as AMC Cinemas in the United Kingdom, France, and Hong Kong and AMC Cines in Spain.


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