Ghent, Belgium (November 14, 2019) – As of today, Kinepolis will take over both the property and the operation of the Arcaplex cinema located in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands. The cinema, previously owned and run by the Rump brothers, has 9 screens and 951 seats, and welcomed more than 200,000 visitors in 2018.
The cinema has been thoroughly renovated and expanded in early 2018. Three new screens were opened, offering cinema-goers the most comfortable seating and laser projection for crystal-clear picture quality.
Eddy Duquenne, CEO of Kinepolis Group: “We are very pleased to be able to add this beautiful cinema to our group. The Rump brothers have continued to invest in providing a high-quality cinema experience in recent years and we will gladly carry on that work under the flag of Kinepolis. Kinepolis Netherlands welcomes another star cinema and we look forward to meeting the team and the cinema-going public.”
This latest acquisition fits in with the expansion strategy of Kinepolis. It is the 18th Kinepolis cinema in the Netherlands and the fourth in the province of South Holland. Kinepolis first entered the Dutch market in 2014 and now has 130 screens and more than 22,000 seats.
Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family-run cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a pioneering model within the industry. In addition to its cinema business, the Group is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management.
In Europe, Kinepolis Group NV has 55 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. Since the acquisition of Canadian movie theatre group Landmark Cinemas and American movie theatre group MJR, Kinepolis also operates 45 cinemas in Canada and 10 in the US.
In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates 110 cinemas worldwide, with a total of 1,074 screens and almost 200,000 seats. Kinepolis employs 4,600 people, all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience. More information on www.kinepolis.com/corporate.