|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Financial Support For Nonconsolidated Legal Entity [Abstract]|
Below is a summary of activity for each of the Company’s other investments for the nine months ended September 30, 2018:
Digital Cinema Implementation Partners LLC (“DCIP”)
On February 12, 2007, the Company, AMC and Regal entered into a joint venture known as DCIP to facilitate the implementation of digital cinema in the Company’s theatres and to establish agreements with major motion picture studios for the financing of digital cinema. As of September 30, 2018, the Company had a 33% voting interest in DCIP and a 24.3% economic interest in DCIP. The Company accounts for its investment in DCIP and its subsidiaries under the equity method of accounting.
Below is summary financial information for DCIP for the periods indicated:
As of September 30, 2018, the Company had 3,832 digital projection systems being leased under the master equipment lease agreement with Kasima LLC, which is an indirect subsidiary of DCIP and a related party to the Company. The Company had the following transactions with DCIP, reflected in utilities and other costs on the condensed consolidated statements of income, during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017:
AC JV, LLC
During December 2013, the Company, Regal, AMC (the “AC Founding Members”) and NCM entered into a series of agreements that resulted in the formation of AC JV, LLC (“AC”), a joint venture that owns “Fathom Events” formerly operated by NCM. The Fathom Events business focuses on the marketing and distribution of live and pre-recorded entertainment programming to various theatre operators, including concerts, opera and symphony, DVD product releases and marketing events, theatrical premieres, Broadway plays, live sporting events and other special events. The Company paid event fees to AC of $8,516 and $9,448 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, which are included in film rentals and advertising costs on the condensed consolidated statements of income. Additionally, the remaining outstanding balance of a note payable from the Company to NCM, related to the formation of AC, was $2,778 as of September 30, 2018.
Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition
Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (“DCDC”) is a joint venture among the Company, Universal, Warner Bros., AMC and Regal. DCDC operates a satellite distribution network that distributes all digital content to U.S. theatres via satellite. The Company has an approximate 14.6% ownership in DCDC. The Company paid approximately $657 and $637 to DCDC during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, related to content delivery services provided by DCDC. These fees are included in film rentals and advertising costs on the condensed consolidated statements of income.
FE Concepts, LLC
During April 2018, the Company, through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary CNMK Texas Properties, LLC (“CNMK”), formed a joint venture, FE Concepts, LLC (“FE Concepts”) with AWSR Investments, LLC (“AWSR”), an entity owned by Lee Roy Mitchell and Tandy Mitchell. FE Concepts will develop and operate a family entertainment center that offers bowling, gaming, movies and other amenities. The Company and AWSR each invested approximately $20,000 and each have a 50% voting interest in FE Concepts. The Company accounts for its investment in FE Concepts under the equity method of accounting.
The entire disclosure for the information summarizing investments in and advances to majority-owned subsidiaries, other controlled companies, and other affiliates. It reflects specified information about ownership, financial results from, and financial position in such entities.
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