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Vue reports that 2010 was a record year for British cinemas, boosted by the release of a number of 3D films. To capitalise on this enthusiasm, the company is digitising its 70 cinemas and extending its 3D, super-sized screens across its estate. Its flagship multiplex at Westfield, west London, is Europe’s largest all-digital cinema, and is soon to be followed by a similar establishment in the Olympic Park. Doughty Hanson bought the company last December for a reported £450m with plans for European expansion. Chief executive Tim Richards oversaw sales of £308.4m in 2010.

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Company details
CompanyVue Entertainment International
ActivityCinema operator
LocationWest London
Sales £m308.4
Operating profit £m36.1
Main shareholdersDoughty Hanson (73%), management (27%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda