Form 8-K





Washington, DC 20549









Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 20, 2018



Cinemark Holdings, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Delaware   001-33401   20-5490327

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

3900 Dallas Parkway, Suite 500, Plano, Texas 75093

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 972.665.1000


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 20, 2018, CNMK Texas Properties, LLC (“CNMK”), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (the “Company” or “our”), acquired a fifty percent (50%) interest in FE Concepts, LLC, an entertainment joint venture (the “Joint Venture”), with AWSR Investments, LLC (“AWSR”), an affiliate of Copper Beech Capital LLC, which is owned by Lee Roy Mitchell, the Executive Chairman of our board of directors (the “Board”), and his wife, Tandy Mitchell. CNMK and AWSR formed the Joint Venture to develop entertainment facilities incorporating restaurants, bars, games, rides, bowling and motion picture theater auditoriums at a single facility. Each of CNMK and AWSR contributed $20 million for a 50% interest in the Joint Venture. CNMK has an option to purchase the interest of AWSR in the Joint Venture upon the occurrence of certain events, and at a purchase price, as specified in the Limited Liability Company Agreement of the Joint Venture (the “LLC Agreement”).

The Joint Venture will be managed by Cinema Operations, L.L.C. (“Cinema Operations”), an affiliate of AWSR, pursuant to the obligations and limitations under the Management Services Agreement (the “Management Agreement”) between Cinema Operations and the Joint Venture. Cinema Operations will not receive a management fee for the general management of the Joint Venture and will bear all of its overhead costs, other than out-of-pocket expenses, relating to services performed for the Joint Venture. Overhead costs include the compensation of Cinema Operations corporate employees who render services to a facility owned or operated by the Joint Venture. However, Cinema Operations will be reimbursed on an agreed hourly rate basis for services that may be provided to the Joint Venture by its employees in addition to their regular responsibilities and that are incurred other than at the facility level.

The Joint Venture has also entered into a Theater Services Agreement (the “Theater Services Agreement”) with CNMK pursuant to which CNMK will provide various services to the Joint Venture. The services include executing film license agreements on behalf of the Joint Venture, installing and maintaining the theatre projection equipment, providing certain marketing assistance with the studios and advising on the construction of the auditoriums at any facility. CNMK will be the exclusive provider of theater services to a facility owned or operated by the Joint Venture and will not be restricted from pursuing opportunities to develop new movie theaters and acquire existing movie theaters outside of a three (3) mile radius from a facility owned or operated by the Joint Venture. The Theater Services Agreement provides for the payment of consulting fees to CNMK for specified services provided by CNMK.

All of the transactions between CNMK and AWSR relating to the formation and operation of the Joint Venture as well as the agreements between the Joint Venture and Cinema Operations and CNMK relating to the services provided by each such party were reviewed and approved by the Audit Committee and all disinterested members of our Board.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Michael D. Cavalier

  Name: Michael D. Cavalier

Title:  Executive Vice President-General Counsel and Secretary

Date: April 26, 2018