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Our key locations include our Melbourne based Head Office at the Jam Factory in the iconic South Yarra, Pyrmont in Sydney and the Gold Coast. Our Theme Parks, Cinemas and Intencity businesses have multiple sites with various career opportunities and we are continually expanding, so a career at Village Roadshow offers a wealth of opportunity. Our people make our business and we are regularly looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to join our team. If you can’t find the role you are looking for please register your interest for future roles or sign up for job alerts to be contacted when a suitable roles becomes available. A former four-screen Village Cinema on Bourke Street in the Melbourne CBD. Joining Roc Kirby in the company’s expansion were his sons, Robert and John, who helped out by serving popcorn and soft drinks, and Graham Burke, who commenced with the company in 1960 sweeping floors at one of its theatres.
Burke later became integral to the business, joining the Kirbys in Village Roadshow’s expansion beyond exhibition. In 1967, the company entered the film distribution side, founding Roadshow Distributors. The advent of home video in the late-1970s, however, spelled the end of the drive-in theatres. Village Roadshow responded to another expanding trend, that of the multiplex cinema in the 1980s and ’90s. A former Warner Village Cinema in Leicester Square, in the West End of London, United Kingdom. These cinemas operated from 1996 until 2004, and are now part of the Vue network of multiplexes. In 1988, Village Roadshow sold two-thirds in Village Cinemas and entered into an equal joint-venture partnership with Warner Bros.
Greater Union to develop a new chain of multiplex cinemas throughout Australia. Broadcasting Limited and Westfield Holdings, to open a string of ‘virtual entertainment’ shops known as, Intencity. Graham Burke, who undertook the managing director’s position, Village Roadshow began expanding its cinemas overseas in the 1990s. In February 1997, Village Cinemas and Warner Bros.
It also included another new type of cinema, four Gold Class auditoriums, a luxury cinema format. In October 1998, the Cinema Europa concept was introduced when three auditoriums were added to the Village Cinemas in The Jam Factory, closely followed by another three screens in Village Southland. As with Gold Class, this type of cinema would later be rolled out across other Village Cinemas in Melbourne before expanding overseas. The first PVR Cinema in Select Citywalk, Saket District Centre, within New Delhi. The establishment of this cinema in 1997 started the chain’s Indian operations for Priya Exhibitors and Village Roadshow. Hoyts to obtain half ownership in Hoyts’ own NZ operations.
Yet, the international market remained the company’s clear priority as growth opportunities within its home market remained limited. In early 2001, Village Roadshow’s swift international cinema expansion had not convinced investors, and amid falling profits and a floundering share price, the public company was forced to abandon its ambition of establishing a global cinema empire. The company began exiting a number of foreign markets, with plans to drop back to just ten of its more profitable country markets. In late 2001, the company continued its international rationalisation, selling off its Swiss and Hungarian theatres. Germany and France followed, and, by the end of 2002, the company had sold off its cinema businesses in Malaysia, India, and Thailand as well. Not all the company’s cinema businesses were in regression, however, as the company added extra theatres to its existing chains in the Czech Republic, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom that year.
In early 2003, Burke and the Kirby brothers admitted that they saw Village Roadshow’s future chiefly in film production, particularly given the seemingly saturated status of the exhibition market. A former Village Cinema on Anděl, Prague, the capitol of the Czech Republic. Village Skycity Cinemas, the arthouse Village Rialto chain, and Damodar Village Cinemas to Skycity Entertainment Group. In October 2008, the company entered the United States exhibition market by opening the first Village Roadshow Gold Class cinema in the wealthy Chicago suburb of South Barrington, followed by a second at Redmond, Washington. Village Roadshow’s Greek operations including all seven Village Cinema multiplexes, in addition to the film production and distribution arms, under licence.
The financial performance of the Gold Class USA cinemas has been disappointing from the outset. In February 2013, all four Tasmanian Village Cinemas joined Australian Theatres after the long-standing joint venture between Village Roadshow and WIN Corporation ceased when WIN sold out. Golden Village was acquired by Singapore-based media mini-conglomerate MM2 Asia. It is unknown whether the Village name will be dropped from Golden Village as a result of the acquisition. A fifteen-screen, free standing Village Cinema within Knox O-zone, Wantirna South, an eastern suburb of Melbourne. A four-screen, free standing Village Cinema in Glenorchy, a northern suburb of Hobart.
Within its home market, the Village Cinemas brand only operates in Victoria and Tasmania. The chain is a joint venture between Village Roadshow and Amalgamated Holdings Limited since 2003, forming Australian Theatres. A thirteen-screen Village Cine located on Eva Perón Avenue, Rosario, Santa Fe, in central Argentina. Within Argentina, Village Cines is a joint venture between United States-based Southern Screens Entertainment II and Blue Ridge, and operate the brand under licence since 2005.