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Cineplex sales boost $67.3M from arcade game sale

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The profit compared with a loss of $30.2M or 48 ¢ per diluted share in Q1 of 2023.

Cineplex Inc. reported a profit in its latest quarter compared with a loss a year ago as its results were boosted by the sale of its arcade game business.

The movie theatre company says it earned $5.2 million or eight cents per diluted share in its latest quarter as it recorded a $ 67.3 million gain on the sale of Player One Amusement Group, which sells, distributes, operates and services arcade games and other equipment.

The profit compared with a loss of $30.2 million or 48 cents per diluted share in the first quarter of 2023.

Revenue for the quarter ended March 31 totalled $294.8 million, up from $291.4 million in the same quarter last year.


The results came as box office revenue per patron rose to $12.74 compared with $12.63 a year earlier, while concession revenue per patron averaged $8.95, up from $8.85 in the same quarter last year.

Theatre attendance in the quarter was up 0.5 per cent compared with a year earlier.


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