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China firm buys AMC [theaters] to form world's largest cinema chain
CNN.com ^ | 21 May 2012 | Kevin Voigt

Posted on 05/21/2012 3:04:15 PM PDT by seanmerc

China's Dalian Wanda Group and AMC Entertainment announced Monday a $2.6 billion deal to take over the U.S. theater group, forming the world's largest cinema chain, according to a new release on the deal.

The move is the latest in a raft of deals between U.S. entertainment companies and Chinese firms, linking the world's largest theater market with the world's fastest growing.

"This acquisition will help make Wanda a truly global cinema owner, with theatres and technology that enhance the movie-going experience for audiences in the world's two largest movie markets," said Wang Jianlin, chairman and president of Wanda.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amc; baincapital; bigbrother; bigmedia; boycotthollywood; chicoms; china; communismkills; corporateamerica; globalism; hollywood; infiltration
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The ChiComs have been buying into U.S. entertainment industry (movie and TV) companies, and now they're taking over a huge U.S. theater chain. Does anyone see a pattern emerging here? Is there anyone who DOESN'T think the ChiComs will try to use this to influence our national discourse even more? They're buying banks, too. What a tragic state we have come to!

I will likely not be patronizing AMC theaters any more. Enough of our money already flows to China.

1 posted on 05/21/2012 3:04:25 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc; Travis McGee

Let us limit them to showing 20 US films per year. lol


2 posted on 05/21/2012 3:10:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: seanmerc
I haven't been in a movie theater in 10 years.I simply can't imagine *ever* again voluntarily entering a place where one’s shoes stick to the floor in order to see the swill that Hollyweird produces.
3 posted on 05/21/2012 3:15:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: seanmerc

China is allowed to kill our pets, sell baby fetuses and our White House lets them continue the takeover of our country.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 3:17:57 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: seanmerc
Is there anyone who DOESN'T think the ChiComs will try to use this to influence our national discourse even more?

Well, they couldn't make Hollywood more communist than it already is.

5 posted on 05/21/2012 3:19:02 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: seanmerc

Maybe Google now has some competition in their goal to rule the World’s information.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 3:19:08 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: GeronL

What a wonderful way to co-opt the entire Hollywood propaganda machine, and all without firing a shot or using any strong-arm thug tactics.

A devious and patient people, these Chinese. They once had the premiere civilization in all the world, and stand ready to resume that position once again. The inferior and mongrel race of Americans fall prey to the superior and treacherous strategy of the inscrutable Orientals.


7 posted on 05/21/2012 3:20:21 PM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: seanmerc

Well, they own our politicians and a large US bank, why not a movie theater chain? The Chicoms also can now buy bonds direct from the US treasury. I’m sure the obozo will sell them his government media propaganda machine next, if he hasn’t already. And the individuals in Congress immediately exhibit large wet spots on the fronts of their trousers every time they hear the name of the fraud in the WH.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 3:20:57 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: seanmerc

Damn, I am going to hate going to the snack bar and getting one from column A and one from column B.


9 posted on 05/21/2012 3:24:07 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: seanmerc; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
"This acquisition will help make Wanda a truly global cinema owner, with theatres and technology that enhance the movie-going experience for audiences


10 posted on 05/21/2012 3:24:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: seanmerc

All movies will feature Jackie Chan or Jet Li.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 3:24:57 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BfloGuy

Just what I was going to say! I can’t see any way but up out of the current Communist and pervert cesspool.


12 posted on 05/21/2012 3:25:31 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: a fool in paradise

John Carpenter’s They Live is a fine movie.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 3:26:12 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Cyman; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition
Damn, I am going to hate going to the snack bar and getting one from column A and one from column B.


14 posted on 05/21/2012 3:29:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: seanmerc

AMC was once a Bain Capital firm.


15 posted on 05/21/2012 3:29:58 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: EEGator
The Chinese know how to run a good theater, but twenty minutes after eating one of their Jumbo Popcorn's I'm always hungry again.


16 posted on 05/21/2012 3:30:07 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: seanmerc
You should have stopped long ago, after noticing the trash the rat bastards were pushing on US.

Dump your cable/satellite. Why pay for the rope they are using to hang us?

17 posted on 05/21/2012 3:30:20 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: billorites

Damn Chinese and their MSG!


18 posted on 05/21/2012 3:33:16 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Oh no, they got Madison Square Garden too!!!


19 posted on 05/21/2012 3:39:25 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: billorites
I think there will be changes at the concession stand...


20 posted on 05/21/2012 3:39:47 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: seanmerc

AMC bans guns, so they’re already on my do-not-frequent list.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 3:40:46 PM PDT by jdege
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To: seanmerc

No more NY Rangers anymore, just ping pong!


22 posted on 05/21/2012 3:43:02 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

And the popcorn will use motor oil - tainted motor oil


23 posted on 05/21/2012 3:44:54 PM PDT by funfan
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To: seanmerc
This acquisition will help make Wanda a truly global cinema owner

All I can picture is a chinaman singing, "Herrp me Wanda, herrrp me get her out of my heart..."
24 posted on 05/21/2012 3:49:39 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: a fool in paradise

PUT ON THE GLASSES!!!! F YOU I AINT WEARING NO GLASSES and then they kick each others ass lol. That was a great movie for just a wrestling flick. I gotta watch that again and compare it to liberals.


25 posted on 05/21/2012 3:52:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: a fool in paradise; EEGator; GrandJediMasterYoda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNIQ7I-OGf4


26 posted on 05/21/2012 3:59:15 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Bystander "What are you protesting"? OWS "Whaddya got"?)
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To: seanmerc

I guess AMC won’t be showing the remake of Red Dawn.


27 posted on 05/21/2012 4:01:24 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: seanmerc

Another good reason to not go to the movies.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 4:27:02 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: seanmerc

Is there anyone who DOESN’T think the ChiComs will try to use this to influence our national discourse even more?

.... Hollywood is full of leftists, I’m thinking the Chicoms might be more conservative.


29 posted on 05/21/2012 4:47:05 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: seanmerc
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30 posted on 05/21/2012 4:53:11 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: seanmerc

Our government lets the Chicoms in. And yet we keep voting for the same people. One day we will owe the Chinese on all that debt we have rung up. And the only thing left will be to sell all federally owned land to them.


31 posted on 05/21/2012 4:55:14 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: seanmerc

Who cares if the Commies take over the movie theaters - movie theaters are part of the legacy media - dinosaurs in the 21st century.

Who goes to movies anymore? Who wants to pay up the wazoo for the overpriced tickets and $10 for popcorn and $5 for a small drink.

The future is streaming over the internet.

In my opinion the Chinese got suckered.


32 posted on 05/21/2012 5:15:28 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: ColdSteelTalon

And the only thing left will be to sell all federally owned land to them.

And lets just suppose for a moment that all that federally owned land has been put up as collateral against the money we are borrowing from them? Just saying ya know.


33 posted on 05/21/2012 5:28:46 PM PDT by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: seanmerc

Progressives shouldn’t be so afraid. I’m sure the Chinese company will allow our social pathologies in entertainment to go on for a time.


34 posted on 05/21/2012 5:29:11 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Recon Dad
".... Hollywood is full of leftists, I’m thinking the Chicoms might be more conservative."

Yes, way more, contrary to the fantasies of social lefties.


35 posted on 05/21/2012 5:32:30 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Captain7seas

Well I wonder if it is and we just dont know about it.


36 posted on 05/21/2012 5:40:08 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: seanmerc

Oh Lord.....what babies. Japan purchased a bunch of our stuff in the 80’s and you were probably scared to death then. Don’t worry about it. Life goes on and while you are at it, go see a movie.


37 posted on 05/21/2012 5:54:38 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: BipolarBob

Sweet! Thanks for the link.


38 posted on 05/21/2012 6:05:30 PM PDT by EEGator
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39 posted on 05/21/2012 6:09:05 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: seanmerc

I’ve never tried to eat popcorn with chopsticks.


40 posted on 05/21/2012 6:10:58 PM PDT by moovova (OBAMA: The first US President to come out of the closet.)
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To: seanmerc
Coming soon to a Theater near you.



http://www.baincapitalprivateequity.com/investments/424/AMC_Entertainment

41 posted on 05/21/2012 6:54:16 PM PDT by OldEarlGray
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To: moovova

“I’ve never tried to eat popcorn with chopsticks.”

Actually, I do. It’s fun, it makes the bowl last longer, and it’s practice for when I eat Chinese.


42 posted on 05/21/2012 7:06:30 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: ncfool

>>AMC was once a Bain Capital firm.

{ Crickets Crickets Crickets }

Yep. And this is how Kolobian Entre-bee-neur from Deseret is going to save us from the Marxist in the White Hut?


43 posted on 05/21/2012 7:25:40 PM PDT by OldEarlGray
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To: EEGator

How about Jackie Chan AND Jet Li; Forbidden Kingdom, very well done.


44 posted on 05/21/2012 8:23:00 PM PDT by Daffy
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To: Daffy

I’ll check it out...thanks.


45 posted on 05/22/2012 5:56:03 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: bkopto

You haven’t looked at the box office receipts for movies like The Avengers and Hunger Games, have you?


46 posted on 05/22/2012 12:17:24 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: napscoordinator

I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, so help me understand; that was sarcasm, right?


47 posted on 05/22/2012 12:20:45 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: BipolarBob
YESSS!!!! Damn how is that legal? I assume Youtube will take that down soon. Wow, and it's 1080 res. Awesome! THAAAANK YOU!

WEAR THE GLASSES THE LIBS ARE TAKING OVER!

ROOOWDY RODDY PIPEEERRRRR!!!

I think Roddy had cancer a few years ago but he STILL LIVES! He is an awesome character. I remember reading somewhere he was a Golden gloves champ, but more than that the guy could talk his ass off!

My favorite wrestler of all time though is Andre the Giant. I saw him live in the `80s and the guy was so huge he looked inhuman. I couldn't believe he was for real. I mean my God, the guy was 7'4"!! A lot of people don't realize that, but he truly was a giant which a person can go throughout their whole lives without ever seeing. People always see plenty of midgets, but a *true* giant probably never. Basketball players don't count, they are tall but not true giants. I remember the boots he was wearing looked too small, as if they couldn't find a pair big enough, and that is why he plodded on the mat rather than walked. You saw these little booties on him then this huge wad of fat on top. LOL!

Someone told me once he use to drink 100 beers in one sitting! You ever see this graffitti on any buildings or anything else? They have them all over New York city. That's him, Andre. Some dude is a huge Andre fan and he puts this pic in almost every city. I am not admitting to anything.


48 posted on 05/22/2012 12:40:58 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I assume Youtube will take that down soon.

It's been up over a year.

49 posted on 05/22/2012 2:09:05 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Bystander "What are you protesting"? OWS "Whaddya got"?)
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To: seanmerc
Would you rather buy a “Made in China” Blue-ray player and Flatscreen instead
50 posted on 05/23/2012 8:05:33 AM PDT by ravager
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