I want to open a Ster Kinekor cinema, is it a franchised...

I want to open a Ster Kinekor cinema, is it a franchised business?


The Movies

Did you know that in South Africa there are 750 screens available over 125 cinemas?

In South Africa, the market leader in the movie industry is Ster-Kinekor which has 65% of the market share to NuMetro’s 28%, the balance held by small independent operators. The Bioscope is an innovative independent cinema located in downtown Johannesburg that opened in June 2010.

The aim of the cinema is to increase the diversity of content on South African movie screens. The Bioscope is striving to grow markets for new films, visit their website at www.thebioscope.co.za. Get in touch with the National Film and Video Foundation. They will be able to advise you with regard to equipment.

Is it possible to open a Ster-Kinekor cinema and is it a franchise in South Africa?

Ster-Kinekor owns and operates its own cinemas and does not franchise. It is, however, possible to become a film exhibitor by setting up your own independent cinema. This will mean that you become a competitor to Ster-Kinekor.

Cinema Organisation Contacts

The best way to find out more about this is to contact the following organisation:

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