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Cineplex Inc
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Close 2020-06-29 C$ 9.92
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Cineplex loses $178.41-million in Q1

2020-06-29 20:43 ET - News Release

Mr. Ellis Jacob reports

CINEPLEX INC. REPORTS FIRST QUARTER RESULTS, CREDIT FACILITY AMENDMENT AND DIRECTOR CHANGES

Cineplex Inc. has released its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The company's first quarter financial results were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as the company temporarily closed all of its theatres and location-based entertainment (LBE) venues, effective March 16, 2020.

"These are clearly unique and unparalleled times," said Ellis Jacob, president and chief executive officer, Cineplex. "As a result of COVID-19, we closed all of our theatres and LBE venues in mid-March, and as such, we needed to shift our focus. Of paramount importance to us is, and always will be, the safety of our employees and guests. We put in place physical distancing procedures and ultimately closed our venues in accordance with mandated government requirements. We have spent the closure period, developing an industry-leading program to ensure that our employees and guests will return to a safe environment. We focused on immediate cash and expense mitigation strategies to ensure that the benefits of minimizing cash burn would accrue through the full closure and reopening period. We focused on growing and supporting our diversified and on-line businesses, which were not as impacted by the global COVID-19 shutdowns, such as expanded food delivery services and our digital store. We focused on partner support, including government programs, service cessations, and abatements from our landlords, government and supplier partners through the closure and reopening periods. We focused on ensuring that we continued to meet the conditions of the Cineworld arrangement agreement until it was repudiated by Cineworld. Lastly, and as a result of Cineworld's repudiation of the arrangement agreement, we focused on working with our financial partners to ensure that our long-term liquidity needs are met.

"As of today, we are in the early days of our reopening process. While it is impossible to predict how long this crisis will last and how significant the impact will be on our business, we know guests miss the magic of the big screen and sound, and have a new appreciation for shared experiences with friends and family that can't be replicated at home.

"Throughout our history, Cineplex has demonstrated its agility and resiliency time and again. We are taking the necessary steps to navigate these uncertain times and remain focused on building a strong, well-positioned company for the future," Mr. Jacob concluded.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

In early 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 was confirmed in multiple countries throughout the world, and on March 11, 2020, it was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. In response, Cineplex immediately introduced enhanced cleaning protocols and reduced theatre capacities to promote physical distancing. By mid-March, each of Canada's provinces and territories had declared a state of emergency resulting in, among other things, the mandated closure of non-essential businesses, restrictions on public gatherings and quarantining of people who may have been exposed to the virus.

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and in response to applicable government directives and guidance from Canadian public health authorities, Cineplex announced that the closure of its theatres and LBE venues across Canada would remain in effect and that the reopening of such locations would be reassessed as further guidance and directives are provided by Canadian public health authorities and applicable government authorities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a material negative effect on all aspects of Cineplex's businesses, resulting in material decreases in revenues, results of operations and cash flows. To mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 and support its long-term stability, the company has taken a variety of measures to reduce its expenses, including:

  • Temporary layoffs of all hourly employees, as well as a number of full-time employees who chose a temporary layoff rather than a salary reduction;
  • Reducing full-time employee salaries since March 21, 2020, by agreement with such employees;
  • Reducing non-essential discretionary operational expenditures (such as spending on marketing, travel and entertainment);
  • Reducing capital expenditures;
  • Implementing a more stringent review and approval process for all outgoing procurement and payment requests;
  • Pro-actively negotiating with landlords for rent relief, including abatements and converting fixed rent to variable rent depending on attendance, until attendance returns to previous levels;
  • Working with major suppliers and other business partners to modify the timing and amount of certain contractual payments;
  • Reviewing and applying for government subsidy programs, where available, including the Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS);
  • Continuing the suspension of dividends.

Reopening plans

Since the closure of its theatres and LBE venues in March, 2020, Cineplex has been diligently preparing for their safe reopening, with the health and well-being of its employees and guests being top priority. Cineplex has carefully re-examined all of its buildings and processes, so that when its theatres and LBE venues reopen, it will have implemented an industry-leading program with end-to-end health and safety protocols. At Cineplex's theatres specifically, it will also be launching reserved seating in all auditoriums across the country to ensure proper physical distancing between its guests.

Cineplex has been able to maintain connections with its guests during the period of theatre and LBE venue closures through its on-line Cineplex store and home delivery of food offerings through Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes, as well as through the Scene loyalty program and social media channels. Cineplex will use these communication channels to ensure that its guests are made aware of when its theatres and LBE venues will reopen, and the various measures put in place to ensure their safety while enjoying a long-deserved outing.

Cineplex will take a gradual approach to reopening its consumer-facing segments in phases. The phases will be driven by government regulations around public gathering sizes and safety guidelines, the availability of first-run film product, social norms around physical distancing, and the attendance levels at theatres and other venues once reopened. Cineplex is also implementing a number of pricing and marketing strategies to entice its guests to return to theatres and LBE venues as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the markets which it operates subsides. As a result of loosened provincial government restrictions on social gatherings in certain markets in which it operates, Cineplex resumed measured operations at the Rec Room in Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton during the week of June 15, 2020. Cineplex also reopened six theatres in Alberta on June 26, 2020, and will open select theatres across British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on July 3, 2020. Cineplex will continue to assess how long it should extend the closure of its other theatres and LBE venues across Canada as additional government directives and guidance from Canadian public health authorities are issued.

Credit facility waiver

On June 29, 2020, Cineplex entered into an amendment agreement with its lenders. The amendment provides Cineplex with immediate financial covenant suspension in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on Cineplex's businesses, which can be extended to the second and third quarters of 2020 upon certain conditions, including a minimum $250-million new financing, a portion of the proceeds of which would be used to make certain mandatory permanent repayments of the existing indebtedness. As at June 29, 2020, an aggregate of $664-million was outstanding under the credit facilities.

Other matters

Non-cash impairment charges: During the quarter ended March 31, 2020, the company recorded $173.1-million in non-cash impairment charges related to goodwill ($88.5-million), right-of-use assets ($50.6-million), and property, equipment and leaseholds ($33.9-million). The triggering event for the re-evaluation was COVID-19 and the mandatory closure of theatres. Key contributors to the magnitude of the charge include the stock price decline, the estimated losses to be incurred during the closure and reopening period, and estimates regarding the timeline and impacts as the business volumes return to normalized levels. The company will re-evaluate the carrying value of its property, equipment and leaseholds at year-end with estimates based on the postreopening performance and expects to benefit from the exclusion of the near-term losses experienced to date in second quarter 2020 and estimated in third quarter 2020.

Repudiation of the arrangement agreement with Cineworld

On June 12, 2020, Cineworld delivered a notice to Cineplex purporting to terminate the arrangement agreement dated Dec. 15, 2019, between Cineplex and Cineworld. Cineplex believes that Cineworld had no legal basis to terminate the arrangement agreement and that, instead, Cineworld breached the arrangement agreement and its other contractual obligations, including when Cineworld repudiated the arrangement agreement on June 12, 2020. Cineplex expects to file a statement of claim in the Ontario courts in the near term, seeking to recover damages arising from Cineworld's repudiation and breaches of the arrangement agreement and its other contractual obligations and failure to complete the transaction at $34 per common share.

Director changes

The company also announced the appointment and return of Phyllis Yaffe to the board of directors. Ms. Yaffe previously served on the board (including serving as a trustee of the predecessor entity, Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund) from February, 2008, through September, 2016, and most recently served as Canada's consul general in New York from September, 2016, through December, 2019. Ms. Yaffe has been appointed to fill the role vacated by Ed Sonshine, who tendered his resignation in May, 2020, after serving on the board from January, 2011. With Ms. Yaffe's return to the board, the directors have elected that she return to the role of chair and thank Ian Greenberg for his service as chair during the period from 2016 to the present.

Key developments in the first quarter of 2020

The following describes certain key business initiatives undertaken and results achieved during the first quarter of 2020 in each of Cineplex's core business areas.

Film entertainment and content

Theatre exhibition:

  • Reported first quarter box office revenues of $111.0-million, a decrease of $45.5-million (29.1 per cent) from $156.5-million reported in the prior-year period due to the 28.5-per-cent decrease in theatre attendance from 15.0 million in 2019 to 10.7 million in the first quarter of 2020 due mainly to the closure of the theatre circuit in March as a result of COVID-19; the prior year was also a tough comparator due to the success of Captain Marvel, which was released in the second week of March, 2019;
  • BPP was $10.36, a decrease of eight cents (0.8 per cent) versus the prior-year period BPP of $10.44;
  • Opened two new ScreenX auditoriums: Scotiabank Theatre Halifax in Nova Scotia and CPX Ottawa in Ontario.

Theatre food service:

  • Reported first quarter theatre food service revenues of $72.7-million, a decrease of $22.5-million (23.6 per cent) from $95.2-million reported in the prior-year period as a result of the decrease in theatre attendance;
  • CPP was $6.79 for the period, a first quarter record for Cineplex, and 44 cents (6.9 per cent) higher than the prior-year period;
  • During the quarter, Cineplex expanded alcohol beverage service to an additional four theatres, now totalling 91 (excluding VIP);
  • During the quarter, added five additional locations to the Uber Eats delivery platform and seven additional locations to Skip the Dishes platform;
  • Home delivery from the theatres continued despite the theatre closures with 106 locations serviced by Uber Eats and 137 by Skip the Dishes.

Alternative programming:

  • First quarter alternative programming (Cineplex events) included the theatrical release of the feature film The Last Full Measure, performances from The Metropolitan Opera and The Bolshoi Ballet. Spotlight events included Andre Rieu: 70 Years Young, along with the anime features Weathering With You and My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.
  • Cineplex international film programming featured several strong performing Hindi- and Punjabi-language titles in select markets across the country. Due to theatres closures in China in late January, the Canadian distribution of several strong holiday Chinese titles were postponed.

Digital commerce:

  • With theatre closures and accelerated home entertainment release dates, the Cineplex store saw a substantial growth in activity with total registered users for Cineplex store increasing 37 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 as compared with the prior-year period.
  • Cineplex store registered a 107-per-cent increase in device activation over the prior-year period.
  • Quarterly active users of the Cineplex store increased by 43 per cent as compared with the prior-year period.

Media:

  • Reported first quarter media revenues of $32.2-million, a decrease of $2.5-million, or 7.3 per cent, as compared with the prior-year period.

Cinema media:

  • Reported first quarter cinema media revenues of $17.3-million, a decrease of $3.8-million (18.1 per cent) compared with the prior-year period primarily due to lower showtime and preshow advertising as a result of the theatre closures.

Digital place-based media:

  • Reported a first quarter record with revenues of $14.9-million, an increase of $1.3-million (9.3 per cent) compared with the prior-year period due to higher project installation revenues and recurring revenue.

Amusement and leisure

Amusement solutions:

  • Reported first quarter revenues of $37.2-million ($2.2-million from Cineplex theatre gaming and $35.0-million from all other sources of revenues), a decrease of $13.3-million (26.4 per cent), as compared with the prior-year period; the decrease was due to a drop in route revenues in Canada and the United States as a result of the closure of operating locations and a decrease in equipment sales with the economic shutdown across all markets as a result of COVID-19.

Location-based entertainment:

  • The Rec Room reported first quarter revenues of $17.7-million, which included food service revenues of $6.7-million, amusement revenues of $10.2-million and other revenues of $800,000, an increase of $1.3-million (7.7 per cent) as compared with the prior-year period; the growth was due to an increase in locations from seven in 2019 to 10 in 2020, which was substantially offset by the closure of LBE locations in mid-March as a result of COVID-19;
  • Opened the Rec Room at Seasons of Tuxedo in Winnipeg, Man., on Feb. 18, 2020, the eighth location of the Rec Room;
  • Began rollout of home delivery from LBE locations through Skip the Dishes in response to the location closures.

Loyalty:

  • Membership in the Scene loyalty program increased by 100,000 members in the period, reaching 10.4 million members at March 31, 2020.
  • Announced a first-of-its-kind partnership between the National Basketball Association (NBA), Tangerine Bank and Scene that makes Scene the official entertainment loyalty partner of the NBA in Canada.

Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020

Total revenues

Total revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2020, decreased $81.8-million (22.4 per cent) to $282.8-million as compared with the prior-year period. A discussion of the factors affecting the changes in box office, food service, media, amusement and other revenues for the two periods is provided herein.

Box office revenues

Box office revenues decreased $45.5-million, or 29.1 per cent, to $111.0-million during the first quarter of 2020, compared with $156.5-million reported in the same period in 2019. The decrease was due to the 28.5-per-cent decrease in theatre attendance to 10.7 million guests and the impact of lower BPP. The theatre attendance decrease was due to the temporary closures of all theatres on March 16, 2020, as a result of COVID-19. The week prior to the temporary closure of all theatres, Cineplex also reduced the maximum allowable capacity of theatres by a minimum of 50 per cent.

During the first two months of the quarter, Cineplex attendance exceeded the prior-year period due in part to the success of 1917 and the carry-over strength of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and Jumanji: The Next Level from the fourth quarter of 2019. March, 2019, would have been a tough comparator without the theatre closures due to a lack of high-profile movies originally scheduled to open in March, 2020, while the prior year included the highly successful Captain Marvel.

BPP for the three months ended March 31, 2020, was $10.36, an eight-cent decrease (0.8 per cent) from the prior-year period. The decrease in BPP was primarily due to a lower percentage of box office revenue from premium priced offerings as compared with the prior-year period. In the prior-year period, all of the top-five films were available in the 3-D format, whereas only two films in the current-year period were available in the 3-D format. The BPP excluding premium-priced product increased 3.3 per cent from $9.03 to $9.33 due to ticket price increases in select markets.

Food service revenues

Food service revenues are composed primarily of concession revenues, which include food service sales at theatre locations. Food service revenues also include food and beverage sales at the Rec Room. Food service revenues decreased $23.7-million, or 23.0 per cent, mainly as a result of the $22.5-million (23.6-per-cent) decrease in theatre food service revenue. The decrease in theatre food service revenue resulted from the 28.5-per-cent decrease in theatre attendance, partially offset by the 6.9-per-cent (44-cent) increase in CPP to $6.79. Food service revenues from location-based entertainment locations decreased $1.2-million (15.2 per cent) compared with the prior-year period to $6.7-million. The decrease in revenues was due to the temporary closures of all theatres and LBE venues across Canada as a result of COVID-19.

Despite the closures, Cineplex has focused on its expanded home delivery service of concession products and alcohol. Cineplex will continue to optimize food service products and offerings on the restaurant side of the location-based entertainment business upon the reopening of locations.

CPP of $6.79 is a first quarter record for Cineplex. Expanded offerings outside of core food service products, including offerings at Cineplex's VIP Cinemas and Outtakes locations and expanded beverage service, have contributed to increased visitation and higher average transaction values, resulting in the record CPP in the period.

Media revenues

Total media revenues from continuing operations decreased $2.5-million (7.3 per cent) compared with the prior-year period to $32.2-million. Cinema media revenues decreased $3.8-million (18.1 per cent) compared with the prior-year period primarily due to lower showtime and preshow revenues in the month of March as a result of the temporary closures of all theatres as a result of COVID-19. This decrease was partially offset by a 9.3-per-cent or $1.3-million increase in digital place-based media revenues to a first quarter record of $14.9-million as a result of higher project installation revenues occurring prior to the shutdown of businesses in North America impacting the digital media client base and recurring revenue from software and network management services.

Digital place-based media had a total of 15,285 locations as of March 31, 2020.

Amusement revenues

Amusement revenues decreased 19.1 per cent, or $11.2-million, to $47.3-million in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the prior-year period. The decrease was due to the temporary closures of P1AG route locations, Cineplex theatres and location-based entertainment locations, as well as a decline in equipment sales in March, 2020, as third parties were impacted by the COVID-19 closures. This decrease was partially offset by an increase in location-based entertainment amusement revenues as a result of additional operating locations during the first quarter of 2020 (10 locations) as compared with the prior-year period (seven locations).

Prior to the temporary closures, P1AG was reporting growth in period-over-period results for Family Entertainment Centres (FEC) route locations in North America and theatre locations in Canada.

Other revenues

Other revenues from continuing operations increased 9.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the prior-year period due primarily to higher volume of digital commerce sales, partially offset by a decrease in venue rental revenue.

Film cost

Film cost varies primarily with box office revenues, and can vary from quarter to quarter based on the relative strength of the titles exhibited during the period. This is due to film cost terms varying by title and distributor. Film cost percentage during the first quarter of 2020 was 50.9 per cent, a 0.6-per-cent increase from the prior-year period.

Cost of food service

Cost of food service at the theatres varies primarily with theatre attendance, as well as the quantity and mix of offerings sold. Cost of food service at LBE varies primarily with the volume of guests who visit the locations, as well as the quantity and mix of food and beverage items sold.

The decrease in the theatres and location-based entertainment cost of food was due to lower food service revenues for both segments as a result of the temporary closure of venues in March, 2020, as a result of COVID-19. With the closure of locations, Cineplex donated perishable food items that it would be unable to use to those in need, including local food banks. This resulted in increased costs in the quarter with theatre concession cost percentage increasing from 22.4 per cent to 27.8 per cent and the LBE food cost percentage from 27.5 per cent to 30.0 per cent.

The theatre concession margin per patron decreased 0.6 per cent from $4.93 in the first quarter of 2019 to $4.90 in the same period in 2020.

Depreciation and amortization

The quarterly increase in depreciation of property, equipment and leaseholds from continuing operations of $1.9-million (6.7 per cent) is primarily due to investments in the amusement and leisure businesses.

The increase of $400,000 (14.2 per cent) in the amortization of intangible assets from continuing operations was primarily due to internally developed software for digital products, including the Cineplex mobile app and website platform.

Impairment of long-lived assets and goodwill

The closure of its operations on March 16, 2020, as a result of the declaration of a global pandemic, was identified as a triggering event for purposes of testing long-lived assets and goodwill for impairment. Carrying values of assets were tested for recoverability measured as the fair value based on internal budgets, which reflect the negative impact of COVID-19 on Cineplex's current and future results. Where the carrying value of assets at March 31, 2020, was assessed as exceeding the recoverable value of those assets at that point in time, an impairment has been recognized. Because impairments are measured at a point in time, the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 results, which will be reflected in the results of operations in 2020, has also impacted the measurement of recoverable value, and is therefore included in the impairment calculation. Where an impairment has been recorded with respect to a long-lived asset, it will be reversed when and if the recoverable value of the related asset increases. Management will monitor and reassess the recoverable value of the impaired assets, reversing the impairments where it increases. Impairments recorded with respect to goodwill cannot be reversed.

Impairment of intangible assets -- discontinued operations

Intangible assets included in assets held for sale were written down to reflect their expected net realizable value.

Other costs

Other costs include three main subcategories of expenses: theatre occupancy expenses, which capture the rent and associated occupancy costs for Cineplex's theatre operations; other operating expenses, which include the costs related to running Cineplex's film entertainment and content and media, as well as amusement and leisure; and general and administrative expenses, which include costs related to managing Cineplex's operations, including head office expenses.

Theatre occupancy expenses

Theatre occupancy expenses as reported decreased $400,000 (2.4 per cent) during the first quarter of 2020 compared with the prior-year period. This decrease was primarily due to one-time occupancy-related credits recognized in the first quarter of 2020.

Other operating expenses

Other operating expenses from continuing operations during the first quarter of 2020 decreased $12.0-million or 8.2 per cent compared with the prior-year period. The overall decrease was as a result of the temporary closure of theatres and P1AG route locations, leading to a decrease in business volumes in March, 2020. The decreases were partially offset by an increase in LBE, media and other expenses. The growth in LBE operating expenses was due to an increase in the number of operating locations (with 10 locations operating as compared with seven in the prior-year period), partially offset by the closure of all LBE locations in March, 2020, as a result of COVID-19. The growth in media expenses was due to increased Cineplex digital media project installations rolled out prior to widespread business closures. The increase in other expenses was mainly due to higher digital commerce business volumes. Same theatre payroll expenses decreased as a result of the temporary layoff of theatre staff with the theatre closures in March. The reduction was partially offset by a voluntary lump sum payment made to laid-off staff to bridge the period until government programs, including employment insurance, were available.

General and administrative expenses

G&A expenses decreased $13.8-million (72.6 per cent) during the first quarter of 2020 compared with the prior-year period primarily due to a $12.2-million decrease in LTIP expense and a $2.6-million decrease in option plan expense. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Cineplex's business led to a sharp decline in the share price. Share-based compensation reflects the fair value of the share price, which fell to $11.70 per share at March 31, 2020. With the termination of the arrangement agreement, options have been reclassified to being accounted for as equity settled, and both LTIP and option expenses have been accounted for over their former vesting period. Transaction costs of $1.3-million were incurred during the quarter with respect to the Cineworld transaction.

Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2020 decreased $33.3-million, or 93.3 per cent, as compared with the prior-year period. The decrease compared with the prior-year period was primarily due to the impact of the COVID-19 government-imposed restrictions and resulting closure of substantially all of Cineplex businesses in March, 2020. Adjusted EBITDA margin, calculated as adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenues, was 0.8 per cent in the current period, a decrease of 9.0 per cent from 9.8 per cent in the prior-year period.

Adjusted free cash flow

For the first quarter of 2020, adjusted free cash flow per common share of Cineplex was nil as compared with 47 cents in the prior-year period. The declared dividends per common share of Cineplex were 15 cents in the first quarter of 2020 and 44 cents in the prior-year period. During the 12 months ended March 31, 2020, Cineplex generated adjusted free cash flow per share of $2.18, compared with $2.74 in the prior 12-month period. Cineplex declared dividends per share of $1.50 and $1.74, respectively, in each 12-month period. The payout ratios for these periods were 68.7 per cent and 63.3 per cent, respectively.

First quarter 2020 analyst conference call

You are cordially invited to participate in a conference call with the management of Cineplex to review the first quarter. Mr. Jacob and Gord Nelson, chief financial officer, will host the call scheduled for June 30, 2020, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time.

To participate in the conference call, please dial 647-490-5367, or from outside Toronto and from the United States, dial 1-800-367-2403 at least five to 10 minutes prior to 8 a.m. ET. Please quote the conference confirmation code 3382128 to access the call.

If you cannot participate in a live mode, a replay will be available. Please dial 647-436-0148, or from outside Toronto and from the U.S., dial 1-888-203-1112. The replay passcode is 3382128.

The replay will begin at 11 a.m. ET on June 30, 2020, and end at 11 a.m. ET on July 7, 2020.

Note that media are welcome to join the call in listen-only mode.

About Cineplex Inc.

Cineplex is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the film entertainment and content, amusement and leisure, and media sectors. As a leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex welcomes millions of guests annually through its circuit of theatres and location-based entertainment venues across the country. In addition to being Canada's largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (Cineplex store), food service and alternative programming (Cineplex events), cinema media (Cineplex media), digital place-based media (Cineplex digital media), and amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group (P1AG)). Additionally, Cineplex operates an LBE business through Canada's newest destinations for eats and entertainment (the Rec Room), and entertainment complexes specifically designed for teens and families (Playdium).

                     INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                  (expressed in thousands of dollars, except per-share amounts)
  
                                                                         Three months ended March 31,
                                                                            2020                2019
                                                                                           (restated)
Revenues
Box office                                                              $111,002            $156,496
Food service                                                              79,365             103,058
Media                                                                     32,157              34,706
Amusement                                                                 47,337              58,500
Other                                                                     12,940              11,864
                                                                       ---------           ---------
                                                                         282,801             364,624
                                                                       ---------           ---------
Expenses
Film cost                                                                 56,500              78,721
Cost of food service                                                      22,209              23,436
Depreciation -- right-of-use assets                                       35,533              36,462
Depreciation and amortization -- other assets                             33,962              31,633
Loss on disposal of assets                                                   817                 477
Other costs                                                              157,548             183,828
Share of income of joint ventures and associates                             735                (369)
Interest expense -- lease obligations                                     11,678              12,220
Interest expense -- other                                                 16,886               5,417
Interest income                                                              (72)                (74)
Foreign exchange                                                          (1,927)                361
Impairment of long-lived assets and goodwill                             173,054                   -
                                                                       ---------           ---------
                                                                         506,923             372,112
                                                                       ---------           ---------
(Loss) from continuing operations before income taxes                   (224,122)             (7,488)
                                                                       ---------           ---------
Provision for income taxes
Current                                                                     (233)                766
Deferred                                                                 (49,734)             (2,925)
                                                                       ---------           ---------
                                                                         (49,967)             (2,159)
                                                                       ---------           ---------
Net (loss) from continuing operations                                   (174,155)             (5,329)
                                                                       =========           =========
Net (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes                     (4,259)             (2,031)
                                                                       ---------           ---------
Net (loss)                                                              (178,414)             (7,360)
                                                                       =========           =========
Net (loss) from continuing operations attributable to
Owners of Cineplex                                                      (174,154)             (5,319)
Non-controlling interests                                                     (1)                (10)
                                                                       ---------           ---------
Net (loss) from continuing operations                                   (174,155)             (5,329)
                                                                       =========           =========
Net (loss) attributable to
Owners of Cineplex                                                      (178,413)             (7,350)
Non-controlling interests                                                     (1)                (10)
                                                                       ---------           ---------
Net (loss)                                                              (178,414)             (7,360)
                                                                       =========           =========
Net (loss) per share attributable to owners of Cineplex --
basic and diluted
Continuing operations                                                      (2.75)              (0.09)
Discontinued operations                                                    (0.07)              (0.03)
                                                                       ---------           ---------
Total operations                                                           (2.82)              (0.12)
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