CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fathom Events, along with its owners, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), are proud to announce the appointment of John Rubey as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 7, 2014. Rubey is the company’s first CEO after the recent restructuring established the company independently from National CineMedia. Rubey will also serve as a member on the board of directors.
“I’ve made my career in the entertainment event business and couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity for Fathom Events. Theaters offer entertainers the opportunity to engage their fans all across the country, with spectacular sight and sound, and great consumer convenience,” said Rubey.
Rubey is a seasoned entertainment executive with more than 25 years of content and entertainment marketing experience. His most recent role has been President of AEG-TV and AEG Network LIVE, where he has served since 2000 and was responsible for the company’s vision, entertainment marketing, digital content development, and execution of the company’s strategic initiatives. AEG Network LIVE generated tens of millions of dollars in promotional media and net cash revenues by eventizing AEG companies, tours and venues with digital content and marketing.
Prior to AEG Network LIVE, Rubey founded and owned Spring Communications, a leader in pay-per-view concerts and events, and held the position of COO of PACE Management (now part of LIVE Nation) for more than six years prior to Spring Communications.
“We are thrilled to have John joining Fathom Events as CEO,” said Elizabeth Frank, chief programming and content officer at AMC Theatres. “His leadership and expertise will enable the Fathom business to build on its historic success and reach its full potential.”
“Alternative content is a tremendous business opportunity for theatre circuits, especially with the deployment of satellite content delivery systems, and we’re excited to have John at the helm of Fathom,” said Tim Warner, CEO of Cinemark.
“John is a well-respected entertainment executive who has great relationships with a variety of content providers,” said Ray Nutt, senior vice president of business relations for Regal Entertainment Group. “We look forward to John leading Fathom and bringing exciting content to the big screen.”
Fathom Events is the home of high-quality, affordable entertainment events on the big screen. Audiences get the best seat in the house — in the comfort and convenience of the local movie theater — for live and pre-recorded concerts, world-class opera, sporting events, comedy acts and original programming featuring the biggest names in radio and television, with many events including exclusive behind-the-scenes content and unique extras, giving audiences unique experiences they can't see at home.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is owned as a joint venture by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC). Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About AMC Entertainment Inc.
AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC) runs the most productive theatres in the country’s top markets. AMC operates eight of the top 10 highest grossing theatres in the U.S., and has the No. 1 market share in the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago). AMC has propelled industry innovation and continues today by delivering more comfort and convenience, enhanced food & beverage, greater engagement and loyalty, premium sight & sound, and targeted programming. www.amctheatres.com
About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
Cinemark is a leading domestic and international motion picture exhibitor, operating 482 theatres with 5,563 screens in 40 U.S. states, Brazil, Argentina and 10 other Latin American countries as of December 31, 2013. For more information, go to investors.cinemark.com.
About Regal Entertainment Group
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,381 screens in 578 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of March 27, 2014. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company’s theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.