Founded by the late Mr. Roc Kirby in 1954 in Melbourne, Australia with a drive-in cinema, Village Roadshow has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) since 1988. With the Company's roots still based in Melbourne, few are aware of the breadth or the diversity of Village Roadshow's entertainment and media assets.
Today, Village Roadshow operates core businesses in Theme Parks, Cinema Exhibition, Film and DVD Distribution, Marketing Solutions and Film Production. While creating strong and diverse earnings streams, these businesses are complementary, targeting a similar customer demographic and providing significant cross-promotional opportunities.
In film, Village Roadshow is a major operator of cinema exhibition circuits, a film and DVD distributor as well as a movie producer. In movie production, the Company is one of the most successful independent producers in Hollywood with successes including The Matrix trilogy, the Ocean's trilogy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Happy Feet, Get Smart, I am Legend, Sherlock Holmes, The Great Gatsby and The Lego Movie.
Village Roadshow owns and operates the popular theme parks on Queensland's Gold Coast: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country, as well as Sea World Resort & Water Park, Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland and Wet'n'Wild Sydney. Village Roadshow also operates and has majority ownership in Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas. The Group is also contracted to design, construct and manage a water park on Hainan Island in China and is investigating other opportunities in Asia.
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