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About Us

Find out about our journey to become the
Best Place to Watch a Movie!

Our story so far...

Cineworld Group plc was founded in 1995 and is now one of the leading cinema groups in Europe. Originally a private company, it re-registered as a public company in May 2006 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in May 2007.

Currently, Cineworld Group plc is the world's second-largest cinema chain, with over 9,000 screens across 751 sites in 10 countries. The Group's primary brands are Cineworld and Picturehouse in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Cinema City in Eastern and Central Europe, Yes Planet in Israel, and Regal Cinemas in the United States.

At Cineworld, we want you to be part of our open and lively environment, where every employee can make a contribution. If you have a passion for movies and align with our values, then we want to hear from you!

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    Passion for People

    We stand up for what is right for our people and our customers.

    We develop our people and our skills. We believe that our success hinges on looking after our people and our customers.

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    Passion for Innovation

    We’re always looking for that extra something that will make a difference to our customers.

    With a flexible approach, we’re at the heart of cinema innovation and we continue to lead the way, staying true to our roots by bringing the best cinema experience to everyone.

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    Passion for Achieving

    We always do what it takes to do the best job, and deliver the best results for our customers.

    Cineworld people take a good experience and make it great.

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    Be Yourself

    We value diversity and are an inclusive employer.

    Whatever your background, however you identify, you can always 'Be Yourself' with us

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    BeReady, BeGreat, BeMore

    Our Learning and Development team run three bespoke programmes to ensure that no matter what role you take you will 'BeReady' to start, 'BeGreat' at what you do and have the opportunity to develop and 'BeMore' as you grow with us.

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    Funded Qualifications and Apprenticeships

    We offer a variety of qualifications and apprenticeships to new and existing employees, as we recognise it will enable our teams to further develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours to ensure they are set up for future success.

Our history and key events...

Cineworld Group plc was founded

Cineworld was founded in 1995, and the first Cineworld Cinema opened in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in July 1996.

The Group acquired UK operations of UGC

In 2004, Cineworld acquired the UK and Ireland operations of French cinema company UGC.

The Group listed on the London Stock Exchange

​Originally a private company, Cineworld re-registered as a public company in May 2006 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in May 2007.

The Group acquired Picturehouse chain of cinemas

​In December 2012, Cineworld acquired the Picturehouse Cinema chain, adding 21 cinemas to its portfolio.

Completion of combination with Cinema City International N.V.

​On 27 February 2014, Cineworld completed the takeover of Cinema City International N.V. In May 2014, Mooky Greidinger joined the board of directors as CEO, having previously been CEO of Cinema City International.

The Group acquired six cinemas from Empire Cinemas

​In August 2016, Cineworld acquired six cinemas from Empire Cinemas, which included a cinema located in London's West End. Cineworld subsequently acquired one further cinema from Empire Cinemas in 2017.

Completion of acquisition of Regal Entertainment Group

​On 5 December 2017, it was announced that Cineworld would buy Regal Entertainment Group, creating the world's second largest cinema group. The acquisition was completed in 2018.
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The spotlight's on your development...

We believe that Cineworld should be a place where both our customers and employees feel more and get more. As a result, we offer fantastic development opportunities, just waiting for you to explore!

  • BeReady: Aims to prepare newly appointed employees for their role. The mandatory programme ensures consistency in our approach to learning - where all new members of the team feel invested in and BeReady to do their job!

  • BeGreat: Once settled in your role, BeGreat will help to further enhance your performance and capability. Be sure to explore here in conjunction with the Learning Library to see what is available for you.

  • BeMore: Cineworld are great advocates for career progression. Once established in your role you may be thinking about your future. We encourage our BeMore talent development programmes which are available for high performers, demonstrating potential to grow and progress further.

Success stories at Cineworld & Picturehouse Cinemas

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