Regal Entertainment Group is a Delaware corporation organized on March 6, 2002. The Company operates geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,394 screens in 580 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of December 26, 2013. The Company manages its business under one reportable segment: theatre exhibition operations. It develops, acquires and operates multi-screen theatres mainly in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets throughout the U.S. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas, which include locations in suburban growth areas. It targets prime locations with excellent access to large, high patron-traffic areas. The Company operates its theatre circuit using its Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards brands through its wholly owned subsidiaries. It operates multi-screen theatres. The Company's multi-screen theatre complexes typically contain 10 to 18 screens, each with auditoriums ranging from 100 to 500 seats. The Company's modern, multi-screen theatres are designed to increase profitability by optimizing revenues per square foot and reducing the cost per square foot of operation. It varies auditorium seating capacities within the same theatre, allowing it to exhibit films on a more cost effective basis for a longer period of time by shifting films to smaller auditoriums to meet changing attendance levels. In addition, it realizes operating efficiencies by having common box office, concessions, projection, lobby and restroom facilities, which enables it to spread some of its costs, such as payroll, advertising and rent, over a higher revenue base. The Company staggers movie show times to reduce staffing requirements and lobby congestion and to provide more desirable parking and traffic flow patterns. The motion picture exhibition industry competes with small independent exhibitors to large national chains such as AMC and Cinemark. The distribution of motion pictures is in large part regulated by federal and state antitrust laws and has been the subject of numerous antitrust cases.
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