UK’s Cineworld To Buy Regal Cinemas In $3.6B Deal

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In a move that was presaged last week, UK exhibition chain Cineworld is to acquire Regal Cinemas, the circuit controlled by Philip Anschutz. The $3.6B deal will create the world's second largest cinema group after AMC, operating in 10 countries with 9,542 screens across the U.S. and Europe. Shares in Cineworld dipped 3.75% in early-morning London trading before beginning a rebound. The agreement also includes a "go shop period," which will allow Regal to actively solicit…