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Their was over 177 million visits to cinemas in the UK in 2018.  There are 700 cinemas across the nation with annual revenues exceeding £1.3 billion.  

Examples of work undertaken by Davitt Jones Bould lawyers

  • Advised on the acquisitions, disposals and landlord and tenant matters for a large UK chain of cinemas.  

  • Advised on and secured events licences for multiple outdoor cinemas hosted by the Royal Parks.

  • Advised on the sale and leaseback of a large cinema in Torbay. 

  • Acquired a number of Vue and Odeon Cinemas for an investor client.  

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Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition and disposal of premises for investment or other purposes.  

  • Negotiation and drafting of leases and licences to occupy

  • Rent reviews

  • Planning permissions

  • Increasing or rationalising cinema portfolios

  • Events licences and contracts for outdoor cinemas covering complex clauses for crowd capacity, noise control, liability for death or injury and access for construction and dismantling infrastructure.

  • Environmental issues including nuisance and rights to light

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