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National Amusements, Inc. is an American privately owned theater company and mass media holding company based in Dedham, Massachusetts and incorporated in Maryland.[2] As of December 2016, National Amusements, directly and through subsidiaries, holds approximately 79.8% of the Class A (voting) common stock of Viacom
Viacom
Inc., constituting 10% of the overall equity of the Company, and holds approximately 79.5% of the Class A (voting) common stock and 2.4% of the Class B (non‐voting) common stock of CBS Corporation, constituting 9.1% of the overall equity of the Company.

The City Center 15 Cinema De Lux in White Plains, New York's City Center includes a waiting area with a television, newspaper rack and sofas (left), a piano (right of center), and a bar and grill restaurant (not pictured).

The company operates more than 1,500 movie screens across the Northeastern United States, the United Kingdom, Latin America, and Russia
Russia
under its Showcase Cinemas, Multiplex Cinemas, Cinema de Lux, and KinoStar brands. National Amusements
National Amusements
was an equal partners in MovieTickets.com
MovieTickets.com
(now owned by Fandango Media). National Amusements' slogan, "Welcome to the Show", was coined by policy trailer producer Pike Productions, Inc., with which National Amusements had an exclusive contract until Filmack acquired Pike, in the late 2000s.

Contents

1 Financial troubles

1.1 Sale of theaters and subsidiary stock

2 Main competitors 3 References 4 External links

Financial troubles[edit] At the end of 2008, the Redstones' financial troubles started when billionaire Sumner Redstone had to dump $400 million of nonvoting shares.[3] It was released that National Amusements
National Amusements
planned to sell $390 million of notes in another attempt to refinance a large part of the company's bank owed debt.[4] Sale of theaters and subsidiary stock[edit] In October 2009, the news was released that National Amusements
National Amusements
would be selling almost $1 billion of stock they own in CBS
CBS
and Viacom.[5] National Amusements
National Amusements
has sold 35 theaters to Rave Motion Pictures. Today these theatres are owned by Cinemark, AMC, Carmike, Alamo, or have closed. National Amusements
National Amusements
now almost exclusively operates theaters in the Northeast (with the exception of one location in Ohio).[6] Main competitors[edit]

AMC Theatres Bow Tie Cinemas Cinemark
Cinemark
Theatres Regal Entertainment
Entertainment
Group

References[edit]

^ a b Staff, Variety (21 December 2015). "Report: Shari Redstone Rejected $1 Billion Buyout Offer of Her Stake in Family Empire".  ^ U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
(2018-03-26). "U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR".  ^ James, Meg (October 11, 2008). "Redstone hit by credit troubles". LA Times. Retrieved 2013-01-20.  ^ Korby, Boris; Maheshwari, Sapna (November 23, 2010). "National Amusements Plans to Sell $390 Million of Notes to Refinance Debt". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2013-01-20.  ^ Edward B. Colby (2009-10-14). " National Amusements
National Amusements
Inc. to sell nearly $1B of its Viacom, CBS
CBS
stock". The Daily News Transcript. Archived from the original on 2010-04-24.  ^ Nikki Finke (2009-12-07). "Rave To Acquire 35 Of Redstone's National Amusements Theater Complexes". Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to National Amusements.

Official website Showcase Cinemas
Showcase Cinemas
website 2001 Box Office Magazine profile of the company Yahoo! - National Amusements
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Inc. Company Profile

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Movie theatre assets

Showcase Cinemas Cinema de Lux Multiplex Cinemas KinoStar UCI Cinemas
UCI Cinemas
(in Brazil only)

Broadcast television networks

CBS The CW
The CW
(co-owned with Warner Bros.) Decades (co-owned with Weigel Broadcasting)

Cable television networks

BET

BET
BET
Gospel BET
BET
Her BET
BET
Hip-Hop BET
BET
Jams BET
BET
Soul

CMT

CMT Music

Comedy Central

Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Extra

Logo TV MTV

MTV2 MTVU

RateMyProfessors.com

MTV
MTV
Classic MTV
MTV
Live MTV
MTV
Tres

Paramount Network TV Land VH1

VH1
VH1
Classic Europe

Nickelodeon

Nick at Nite Nick Jr. NickMusic Nicktoons Noggin TeenNick

Showtime Networks CBS
CBS
Sports Network Pop (50% with Lionsgate) AXS TV
AXS TV
(minority stake)

Television and Radio stations

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CBS
CBS
Television Stations

CBS/DEC O&O

KCBS KCNC KDKA KOVR KPIX KTVT KYW WBBM WBXI-CD WBZ WCBS WCCO WFOR WJZ WWJ

CW O&O

KBCW KMAX KSTW WKBD WPCW WPSG WTOG WUPA

Other stations

Ind.

KCAL KTXA WLNY-TV

MyNetworkTV

WBFS WSBK

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Entercom

AM radio stations

KCBS KCSP KDKA KEZW KFH KFXX KHTK¹ KIFM KIKK KILT KJCE KMBZ KMOX KMPS KMTT KNSS KNX KRLD KWOD KXNT KXST KYW KYYS KZDG WAOK WAXY WBBM WBEN WBT WBZU WCBS WCCO WEAL WEEI WFAN WFNZ WGR WILK WINS WJFK WJZ WKZN WMC WMFS WORD WPET WPHT WQAM WRNL WROC WRVA WSCR WSSP WTIC WVEI WWJ WWKB WWL WWWL WWWS WXNT WXYT WYRD

FM radio stations

K240EL K276FK KALC KALV-FM KAMP-FM KAMX KBLX-FM¹ KBZT KCBS-FM KDGS KDKA-FM KEGY KEYN-FM KEZK-FM KEZN KFBZ KFRC-FM KFRG KGMZ KGON KHMX KHTP KILT-FM KISW KITS KJKK KKDO KKHH KKMJ-FM KKWF KLLC KLOL KLUC-FM KLUV KMBZ-FM KMLE KMNB KMVK KMVQ-FM¹ KMXB KNCI¹ KNDD KNRK KNSS-FM KOIT¹ KOOL-FM KQKS KQMT KQRC-FM KRBQ KRBZ KRLD-FM KROQ-FM KRSK KRTH KRXQ KSEG KSFM KSON KSWD KTWV KUDL KUFX¹ KVFG KVIL KWJJ-FM KXFG KXQQ-FM KXSN KXTE KYCH-FM KYKY KYMX¹ KYXY KZJK KZZO¹ KZPT W241AP W253BI WAAF WBBM-FM WBEE-FM WBMP WBMX WBT-FM WBTJ WBZA WBZZ WCBS-FM WCFS-FM WCMF-FM WDAF-FM WDCH-FM WDOK WDSY-FM WDZH WEEI-FM WEZB WFAN-FM WFBC-FM WGGY WIAD WILK-FM WIP-FM WJFK-FM WJMH WJZ-FM WKBU WKIS WKRF WKRK-FM WKRZ WKSE WKTK WKXJ WLFP WLIF WLKK WLMG WLND WLNK WLYF WLZL WMC-FM WMFS-FM WMHX WMJX WMMM-FM WMQX WMXJ WMYX-FM WNCX WNEW-FM WNTR WNVZ WOCL WODS WOGL WOLX-FM WOMC WOMX-FM WPAW WPGC-FM WPOW WPTE WPXY-FM WQAL WQMG WQMP WRCH WROQ WRVQ WRVR WRXL WRXR-FM WSFS WSKY-FM WSMW WSPA-FM WSTR WTDY-FM WTIC-FM WTPT WTSS WTVR-FM WUSN WUSY WVEE WVEI-FM WVKL WWBX WWDE-FM WWEI WWL-FM WWMX WXRT WXSS WXTU WXYT-FM WYCD WYRD-FM WZGC WZMX WZPL

¹Stations operated by Bonneville International
Bonneville International
via LMA and to be sold pending FCC approval

Radio Networks

Boston Bruins Radio CBS
CBS
Sports Radio* Sabres Hockey Network New York Yankees Radio

Digital properties

Eventful Play.it Radio.com

See also

CBS
CBS
Radio

* = Entercom
Entercom
operates under a CBS
CBS
Brands License Agreement as producer with distribution handled by Westwood One.

KVMM-CD (part of Tres)

Film production and distribution

CBS
CBS
Films

CBS
CBS
Home Entertainment

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Home Media Distribution

Paramount Animation Insurge Pictures Republic Pictures United International Pictures
United International Pictures
(50% ownership) Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Films MTV
MTV
Films Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Movies

Television production and distribution

CBS
CBS
Television Studios CBS
CBS
Productions CBS
CBS
Television Distribution Big Ticket Entertainment Paramount Television Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Animation Studio Viacom
Viacom
International

International cable channels

CBS
CBS
Action CBS
CBS
Drama CBS
CBS
Europa CBS
CBS
Reality Horror Channel Eleven RTL CBS
CBS
Entertainment RTL CBS
CBS
Extreme Viacom
Viacom
18 (India)

Simon & Schuster

Howard Pimsleur Pocket Scribner Simon & Schuster Threshold Aladdin Atheneum

Miscellaneous assets

CBS
CBS
All Access CBS
CBS
Consumer Products CBS
CBS
Records Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Records Nick Records Bellator MMA MovieTickets.com Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Kids & Family Virtual Worlds Group Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
on Sunset Westinghouse Electric CBS
CBS
News CBS
CBS
Sports CBS
CBS
Interactive CBS
CBS
Building CBS
CBS
Broadcast Center CBS
CBS
Studio Center CBS
CBS
Television City Ed Sullivan Theater

Former/Defunct assets and predecessors

CBS
CBS
Cable CBS
CBS
Paramount Domestic Television CBS
CBS
Paramount Network
Paramount Network
Television DreamWorks

DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Home Entertainment DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Television Go Fish Pictures

Free FM Famous Music Famous Players Gulf and Western Industries Harmonix King World Productions Nick GaS NickMom Neopets Paramount Parks Paramount Stations Group Paramount Vantage Quizilla Spelling Television UPN Worldvision Enterprises Sundance Channel CBS
CBS
Outdoor Terrytoons CBS
CBS
Theatrical Films Cinema Center Films Desilu Productions

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CBS
CBS
Corporation

Corporate directors

David R. Andelman Joseph A. Califano Jr. William S. Cohen Charles K. Gifford Leonard Goldberg Bruce S. Gordon Arnold Kopelson Leslie Moonves Doug Morris Shari Redstone Sumner Redstone

Broadcast TV assets

CBS The CW
The CW
(co-owned with Warner Bros.) Decades (co-owned with Weigel Broadcasting) Network Ten

Eleven One Spree TV

Network facilities

CBS
CBS
Building CBS
CBS
Broadcast Center CBS
CBS
Studio Center CBS
CBS
Television City Ed Sullivan Theater

CBS
CBS
Television Studios

CBS
CBS
Productions CBS
CBS
Television Distribution Big Ticket Entertainment KWP Studios

Broadcast stations

v t e

CBS
CBS
Television Stations

CBS/DEC O&O

KCBS KCNC KDKA KOVR KPIX KTVT KYW WBBM WBXI-CD WBZ WCBS WCCO WFOR WJZ WWJ

CW O&O

KBCW KMAX KSTW WKBD WPCW WPSG WTOG WUPA

Other stations

Ind.

KCAL KTXA WLNY-TV

MyNetworkTV

WBFS WSBK

Network Ten

TEN ATV TVQ ADS NEW

Cable channels

Showtime Networks CBS
CBS
Sports Network Pop (50% with Lionsgate) AXS TV
AXS TV
(minority stake)

CBS
CBS
Studios International

CBS
CBS
Action CBS
CBS
Drama CBS
CBS
Europa CBS
CBS
Reality Horror Channel

CBS
CBS
Interactive

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CBS
CBS
Interactive

Brands

CBS
CBS
All Access CBSNews.com CBS
CBS
MoneyWatch CBSSports.com

247Sports.com MaxPreps.com Scout.com

Chowhound CNET

Download.com

FindArticles GameFAQs GameSpot

GameRankings Giant Bomb Comic Vine

Last.fm Metacritic mySimon TVGuide.com

TV.com

UrbanBaby ZDNet

TechRepublic

Channels

CBSN CBS
CBS
Sports HQ CNET
CNET
Video

Staff, current

Dan Ackerman Bridget Carey Brian Cooley Jeff Gerstmann Jim Lanzone Daniel Terdiman

Staff, former

Matthew Barzun Veronica Belmont Esther Dyson Ina Fried Richard Hart James Kim Declan McCullagh Tom Merritt Halsey Minor Natali Morris Rafe Needleman Andrew Nusca Ryan Seacrest Molly Wood

Contributors, current

Violet Blue Christopher Dawson David Gewirtz Jason Perlow

Contributors, former

Harry McCracken

Simon & Schuster

Atria Publishing Group

Howard 37 INK

Gallery Publishing Group

Pocket Threshold

Scribner Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Audio Publishing

Pimsleur

Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Aladdin Atheneum

Radio networks

CBS
CBS
News Radio CBS
CBS
Sports Radio

Miscellaneous assets

CBS
CBS
Consumer Products CBS
CBS
Records Westinghouse Electric CBS
CBS
Home Entertainment CBS
CBS
Films CBS
CBS
News

CBSN

CBS
CBS
Sports

CBS
CBS
Sports HQ

Defunct properties

CBS
CBS
Cable CBS
CBS
Paramount Domestic Television CBS
CBS
Paramount Network
Paramount Network
Television CBS
CBS
Radio Free FM Paramount Stations Group Spelling Television UPN Westinghouse Broadcasting Worldvision Enterprises

See also

Viacom
Viacom
(original) National Amusements Westinghouse Electric Corporation Gulf and Western Industries

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Corporate directors

Bob Bakish (CEO) Ellen V. Futter Alan C. Greenberg Charles Phillips Sumner Redstone ( Chairman
Chairman
Emeritus) Shari Redstone William Schwartz

Viacom
Viacom
Media Networks

BET
BET
Networks

BET

BET
BET
Gospel BET
BET
Her BET
BET
Hip-Hop BET
BET
Jams BET
BET
Soul

Global Entertainment
Entertainment
Group

CMT

CMT Music

Comedy Central

Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Extra

Logo TV MTV

MTV2 MTVU

RateMyProfessors.com

MTV
MTV
Classic MTV
MTV
Live MTV
MTV
Tres

Paramount Network TV Land VH1

VH1
VH1
Classic Europe

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Group

Nickelodeon

Nick at Nite Nick Jr. NickMusic Nicktoons Noggin TeenNick

Paramount Motion Pictures Group

Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Corporation

Paramount Pictures Paramount Players Paramount Animation Paramount Television Insurge Pictures Republic Pictures United International Pictures
United International Pictures
(50% ownership)

MTV
MTV
branded labels

Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Films MTV
MTV
Films Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Movies

Television stations

KVMM-CD (part of Tres)

Music

Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Records Nick Records

Miscellaneous assets

Viacom
Viacom
International Viacom
Viacom
18 (India) Bellator Kickboxing Bellator MMA MovieTickets.com Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Kids & Family Virtual Worlds Group Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
on Sunset Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Animation Studio VidCon

Defunct properties

Paramount Vantage Viacom
Viacom
Entertainment
Entertainment
Store

See also

CBS
CBS
Corporation Gulf and Western Industries National Amusements Viacom
Viacom
(original) Viacom
Viacom
criticisms and controversies

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Major cinema chains in the United States

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema AMC Theatres B&B Theatres Bow Tie Cinemas Cinemark
Cinemark
Theatres Celebration Cinema Classic Cinemas Cobb Theatres Dipson Theatres Emagine Entertainment Goodrich Quality Theaters Harkins Theatres Kerasotes Theatres Landmark Theatres Malco Theatres Mann Theatres Marcus Theatres Marquee Cinemas Megaplex Theaters MJR Theatres National Amusements
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(Showcase Cinemas) Neighborhood Cinema Group Pacific Theatres Reel Theatres Regal Entertainment
Entertainment
Group Santikos Theatres Southern Theatres Ultra

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