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Loews Cineplex Entertainment, also known as Loews Incorporated, is an American theater chain operating in North America. From 1924 until 1959, it was also the parent company of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM).

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Loews Cineplex Theatres Inc.
FormerlyLoews Incorporated
Sony Theatres (1994–1996)
Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corporation (1998–2002)
TypePrivate (1904–1998)
Public (1998–2004)
IndustryEntertainment (movie theatres)
Predecessors
FoundedJune 23, 1904; 118 years ago (1904-06-23) (original)
May 14, 1998; 24 years ago (1998-05-14)
FounderMarcus Loew (for the Loews Incorporated branch)
DefunctJanuary 26, 2006; 16 years ago (2006-01-26) (original)
FateMerged into AMC Theatres
(Canadian operations merged into Cineplex Entertainment)
Successors
HeadquartersNew York City, New York
Areas served
North America, South Korea, Spain
Key people
Lawrence J. Ruisi
(President and CEO)
Allen Karp
(Chairman and CEO, Cineplex Odeon Corp.)
OwnerLoews Corporation (1959–1985)
Perenchio Pictures (1985–1986)
Tri-Star Pictures (1986–1987)
Sony Pictures Entertainment (1987–2002)
Universal Studios (1998–2002)
Onex Corporation (2002–2004)
DivisionsLoews Theatres
Cineplex Odeon Cinemas
Magic Johnson Theatres
Star Theatres
SubsidiariesCineplex Odeon Corporation
Cinemex
MEGABOX
Websiteamctheatres.com (United States)
cineplex.com (Canada)
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The company was originally called "Loew's," after the founder, Marcus Loew. In 1969, when the Tisch brothers acquired the company, it became known as "Loews." The company merged with Canadian-based Cineplex Odeon Corporation in 1998, only to become bankrupt in 2001. The company merged with AMC Theatres on January 26, 2006, while the Canadian operations merged with Cineplex Galaxy in 2003.

The Loews Theatres name was used until 2017 when AMC simplified their branding to focus on three main lines: AMC, AMC Classic and AMC Dine-In after their purchase of Carmike Cinemas. Prior to the discontinuation, Loews Cineplex operated its theatres under the Loews Theatres, Cineplex Odeon, Star Theatres and Magic Johnson Theatres brands. Its corporate offices were located in New York and Toronto.