Mexican exhibition giant Cinépolis—which is now is the fourth largest multiplex chain in the world (behind Wanda, Regal, and Cinemark)—has set foot in New York City, taking over the management of the nine-screen Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas located on West 23rd Street in Manhattan.
In addition to the Manhattan theater, the Mexican company has acquired four other complexes from the Ridgefield-based Bow Tie Cinemas located in New Jersey and Connecticut: West Hartford, Roxbury Township, Parsippany, and Hackettstown.
With the most recent acquisitions, the fast-growing Cinépolis USA—which entered the American market in 2011—now owns 16 multiplexes in the country with additional locations in California and Florida. It has been reported that the company is also building a new 12-screen complex in Bridgeport, Connecticut to be opened late 2017 or early 2018.
In addition to the U.S., Cinépolis currently manages cinema complexes in Mexico, Central and South America, Spain and also became the first international chain to operate in India.
In regards to programming, the Cinépolis Chelsea was showing in its first opening weekend typical Hollywood fare such as Ghostbusters, The Legend of Tarzan, and Finding Dory.