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Everyman Media Group plc (known as Everyman Cinemas) is a cinema company in the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 2000, when entrepreneur Daniel Broch bought the original Everyman Cinema in Hampstead, which dated to 1933, which before then was a theatre. Broch led the growth of the company with the acquisition in 2008 of Screen Cinemas to add more locations. This coincided with Broch selling a majority stake in the enlarged company, though he remains a shareholder.[2] Following the acquisition, the group has refurbished or plans to refurbish a number of cinemas. Those already refurbished include Walton, Belsize Park, Baker Street, and The Screen On The Green in Islington. Everyman's cinemas have one to five screens, a small number of which offer 3D.

Everyman Media Group plc
Public Limited Company
Traded asAIM: EMAN
IndustryEntertainment
GenreCinema, Films, Movies, Restaurant, Bar
Founded1933
HeadquartersLondon, England, UK[1]
Number of locations
27 cinemas
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Crispin Lilly (CEO)
ServicesBox Office Cinema, Food and Drink
OwnerEveryman Media Group plc
Websitewww.everymancinema.com

Everyman Cinemas offer a programme of films and special events, including the Metropolitan Opera from New York and the National Theatre (in selected cinemas), live Q&As, film festivals and seasons.[3] The venues each feature a licensed bar, food, digital projection and surround sound technology.[4]

The group is extending its operating area and has opened cinemas in northern England. The first of these opened in Leeds in April 2013 as part of the Trinity Leeds development in the city centre[5] and a second opened within The Mailbox in Birmingham on 27 February 2015.[6] A further cinema opened in Harrogate in September 2016. In April 2015, the company reached an agreement to buy four cinemas from its larger rival Odeon for £7.1 million.[7]

In August 2013, The Guardian reported that the entire non-management staff of about 100 is employed on zero-hour contracts, earning just above the minimum wage, and without any guaranteed set hours each week. An Everyman staff member told the Guardian: "Our zero-hour contracts and low wages mean that affording basic necessities is becoming impossible. We work almost full-time, yet have no security, sick pay or benefits. Our customers are paying more and more for cinema tickets, but the company does everything it can to keep the cost of their staff as low as possible. It's not interested in the hardship this causes."[8]

The company has since re-structured its pay system, creating tiers of skill level for job structure. It is currently in the early stages of the process of introducing 10 hour minimum contracts.

The Everyman Media Group plc made its début on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on 7 November 2013.

Current locationsEdit

 
Everyman Cinema, Muswell Hill
 
Interior of Everyman Cinema, Barnet
Cinema Screens Notes
Altrincham 4
Baker Street 2
Barnet 5
Belsize Park 1
Birmingham - The Mailbox 3
Bristol - Whiteladies Picture House 3
Broadgate 3
Canary Wharf 3
Chelmsford 5 Additional private hire room
Clitheroe 4
Crystal Palace 4
Esher 4
Gerrards Cross 3
Glasgow 3
Hampstead 2 Additional private screening room
Harrogate 5
Horsham 3
Islington - The Screen On The Green 1
King's Cross 4 Screen 4 is located in a different building
Leeds - Trinity 5
Liverpool 4
Maida Vale 2
Muswell Hill 5
Newcastle upon Tyne 4
Oxted 3
Reigate 2
Stratford-Upon-Avon 4
Walton-on-Thames 2
Winchester 2
York 4 Former Reel Cinema[9]

Future locationsEdit

The company is currently expanding their list of venues.

DublinEdit

Planning permission has been applied for a cinema on Dawson Street in Dublin for Everyman [10]. This would be their first cinema outside the UK.

DurhamEdit

According to Chronicle Live, Everyman Media Group plc are to launch a new-build cinema as part of the regeneration project in Milburngate, Durham. The website states that they plan to be opening in 2019.[11]

EdinburghEdit

The Edinburgh St James development will contain Scotland's second Everyman Cinema when construction completes in 2020 - after the Everyman Cinema opened in Glasgow in 2018. The 17300 square feet boutique cinema will have 5 screens.[12]

LincolnEdit

A new four-screen cinema will be opening in Lincoln's Cornhill development, which is expected to open in 2019. Crispin Lilly, CEO of Everyman, said "we are looking forward to coming to Lincoln".

Manchester St. John'sEdit

A three-screen boutique cinema will launch at the end of October 2019 inside the ABC Building on Quay Street, Manchester. It will be the company's second cinema in Greater Manchester, joining the suburban venue that opened in Altrincham. [13] [14]

WokinghamEdit

Wokingham Today announced that an Everyman Cinema would be arriving in Elms Field, Wokingham. CEO Crispin Lilley said "We’re delighted to announce our plans for the arrival of a new Everyman in Wokingham. We’re excited to become a destination for the local community to indulge in a great night out. Our venues are intimate spaces that offer a diverse range of film and events for all our guests along with great food and drink. We look forward to opening the doors in the near future.” [15] The cinema is scheduled to open in 2020.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://investors.everymancinema.com/index11.htm
  2. ^ "The Everyman gets a few more Screens". 24 March 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  3. ^ "About Everyman". Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  4. ^ "A Very Holborn Guide to Angel". Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Everyman – Trinity Leeds". Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  6. ^ Young, Graham (24 February 2015). "First Look: Everyman Cinema at The Mailbox". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  7. ^ Armstrong, Ashley (20 April 2015). "Everyman raises £20m to snap up four cinemas from Odeon". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Curzon and Everyman cinema staff on zero-hours contracts". The Guardian Newspaper. Retrieved 2013-08-09.
  9. ^ Laycock, Mike (24 June 2017). "York Cinema To Close For Refurb". The York Press.
  10. ^ https://www.independent.ie/business/everyman-picks-dublin-for-first-cinema-outside-the-uk-38453878.html
  11. ^ Gibson, Robert (7 April 2016). "Contracts Exchanged for Everyman Cinema in Durham".
  12. ^ "Everyman Cinema at Edinburgh St James". Edinburgh St James.
  13. ^ https://www.everymancinema.com/manchester-st-johns?gclid=Cj0KCQjwrrXtBRCKARIsAMbU6bHU_LdmKIbdKMrSGWGVpWKK5cjDT3PGTAlpbwQ14kiTrrN_OGWSQqMaAoTkEALw_wcB
  14. ^ https://mail01.confidentials.com/manchester/freaky-flicks-new-boutique-cinema-to-launch-on-halloween?id=5da9cced2cd4e
  15. ^ Crieghton, Phil (20 April 2016). "Everyman announced as cinema company for Elms Field".

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