Encore is the new operator of the Leinster Cinema Group.
The group, which operates more than 2,500 cinema screens across the country, is owned by Eimear Murphy, the owner of Leinstons Cinema Group, the group’s cinema chain which has been in the news this week for its alleged lack of screening space for films that it was forced to take off.
Its news follows the announcement of a joint venture between Eimor Murphy and Leinsters Media Group, a joint investment by Lein Sts.
It also comes as it was announced that the Irish cinema industry will see a record growth in 2020, with 2,000 cinemas set to open in the country in just one year.
It is expected that by 2021, there will be over 7,500 cinemas in the UK and Ireland.
Encore, the Irish company that owns LeinSts Cinemas, is hoping to boost ticket sales and reduce its costs by offering its audience more choice in cinema screens.
It has also stated that it plans to open more than 100 new cinemas over the next four years.
However, many people are not happy about this news and the group has had to take a number of steps to make sure that its audience does not suffer as a result of the decision to move its cinema screens to Encore cinemas.
It says that it will increase the number of screens in its theatres, increase its capacity by up to 300 seats, offer free wifi and bring in new technology to its screens, such as virtual screens.