Vue International, part of Vue Entertainment , has acquired Irish cinema operator Showtime Cinemas to add their two sites in Limerick and Ashbourne, Co. Meath to its existing site in Liffey Valley in Dublin.
Showtime Cinemas first established their 6 screen cinema in Ashbourne in 2009, and remodelled it in 2013. In 2011 they established their 7 screen Limerick cinema. This move by Vue brings their UK and Irish portfolio to 89 sites and 854 screens.
Vue International have also acquired Cinema3D in Poland, adding 14 cinemas there, bringing their total portfolio to 214 sites and 1,917 screens. Vue operates in ten countries – Ireland, Poland, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Taiwan.
We are delighted to have been able to secure the Showtime Cinema sites and with it the opportunity to bring our premium big screen experience to more customers in Ireland. We look forward to welcoming the team to Vue and ensuring that the cinemas continue to be a major part of the out-of-home leisure choices in Ireland.
Kevin Styles, Managing Director – Vue UK and Ireland
Showtime Cinemas have built up a loyal and knowledgeable following among the cinema-going public in Ashbourne and Limerick. I am happy that our customers and staff will have access to Vue Entertainment’s expertise, customer experience and wide range of viewing choices.
Patrick O’Sullivan, Founder – Showtime Cinemas
Both Irish cinemas are currently closed for rebranding and will officially re-open on July 6th.