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SF Kino becomes ODEON

6 June 2018 - From 1 June 2018, Svensk Filmindustri Kino AS changed its name to ODEON Kino AS.

New IMAX® theatre at UCI Bochum opens

25 May 2018 - The new IMAX in Bochum offers moviegoers a truly immersive cinematic experience, allowing them to enjoy the biggest blockbusters like never before.


27 October 2017 - ODEON has today announced ODEON Leeds Bradford will be re-launching as an ODEON Luxe cinema, making it the first in England. Following the launch of Europe’s first ODEON Luxe cinema in East Kilbride, Scotland in October, film fans in Yorkshire will soon be able to enjoy the ultimate in luxury when the new ODEON Luxe Leeds Bradford fully launches on 9th November.


17 October 2017 - ODEON Cinemas Group has today announced the appointment of David Anderson as its new Chief Commercial Officer, as the Group continues to enhance its industry-leading capabilities in the European entertainment market.


26 May 2017 - ODEON Cinemas Group is thrilled to announce its latest cinema opening; UCI Orio in Bergamo, becoming its 49th cinema in Italy. The cinema has 2507 seats and 14 screens.

IMAX and UCI Italia to launch largest IMAX screen in Italy

25 May 2017 - IMAX Corporation and UCI Italia, Italy’s largest cinema circuit, today announced that guests visiting the Oriocenter mall in Azzano can soon enjoy the world’s most immersive cinematic experience when UCI Italia’s new IMAX® theatre opens June 24

SPOTLIGHT: ODEON Islington Lounge to open 2018

24 May 2017 - Construction work is nearing completion on the first phase of the London Islington Square development which will be home to ODEON's new six screen lounge cinema, anticipated to open in May 2018.

ODEON Oldham collects more awards

24 May 2017 - ODEON’s seven screen cinema centred in Oldham’s Old Town Hall, a Grade II listed building, has won numerous accolades with its combination of modern architecture and key heritage elements.

Two silver wins at the Employer Brand Management Awards 2017

26 April 2017 - ODEON Cinemas Group has been recognised with two silver awards at the 2017 Employer Brand Management Awards, for ‘Best communication of the employer brand to the internal audience’ and ‘Best ongoing commitment to employer brand management.’

AMC Entertainment Holdings Completes Acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group

28 March 2017 - AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc, the world’s largest movie exhibitor, announced today it has completed its acquisition of Stockholm-based Nordic Cinema Group Holding AB (“Nordic”), the largest theatre operator in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Nordic will operate as a subsidiary of London-based Odeon Cinemas Group. AMC has hit the never-before-reached movie exhibitor milestones of 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens across the globe.


1 March 2017 - As part of our platinum sponsorship with the National Film and Television School (NFTS), ODEON awards a scholarship to a select number of MA students. In 2017, three lucky students will benefit, including former ODEON colleague, Zsófi Szemerédy.

ODEON Cinemas Group wins CIPR Internal Comms award

24 February 2017 - ODEON Cinemas Group continues to win more awards and has just been awarded the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) award for ‘Most Innovative Approach to an Internal Communications Challenge.’

ODEON Cinemas Group further strengthens Executive Committee to drive transformation programme across Europe

10 January 2017 - Carol Welch appointed UK & Ireland MD; Duncan Reynolds promoted to Group Development and Real Estate Director; Andy Alker promoted to Chief Finance Director. ODEON Cinemas Group is further strengthening its Executive Committee with the appointment of three senior executives to drive its transformation programme across Europe, as the Group starts to confirm its exciting plans as part of AMC Theatres, the largest theatre exhibitor in the world.

ODEON brings big screen magic to Northwich

31 October 2016 - ODEON – Europe’s largest cinema chain – will bring its unique brand of entertainment to Northwich as part of an exciting new £80m retail and leisure development at Barons Quay, overlooking the River Weaver.

ODEON Cinemas returns to Oldham after more than 30 years

25 August 2016 - ODEON – Europe’s largest cinema chain – will be bringing its unique brand of entertainment to Oldham after more than 30 years away, heralding a big step in the wider redevelopment and investment in the Old Town Hall.

ODEON Mind Partnership

31 March 2016 - ODEON and Mind partner to raise money and awareness for mental health services.

Exclusive pan-European Martian premier in London

21 September 2015 - ODEON is offering guests across five European countries the chance to enjoy all the live action from the red carpet world premiere of Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sci-fi blockbuster The Martian.

ODEON launches Innovation Labs in London & Barcelona

22 June 2015 - ODEON Cinemas Group is proud to announce the official launch of two new Innovation Labs in London and Barcelona, following the success of a pilot scheme in London in the first six months of 2015. The move represents the research & development arm of the company’s strategic programme to explore and develop

In the UK, we were prepared to welcome our guests to Star Wars: The Last Jedi with over 100,000 boxes of popcorn and 16,000 hotdogs