|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
|Financial Support For Nonconsolidated Legal Entity [Abstract]|
Below is a summary of activity for each of the Company’s other investments for the three months ended March 31, 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 March 31, 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 March 31, 2018, the Company had 3,817 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 months ended March 31, 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 $2,571 and $3,369 for the three months ended March 31, 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 March 31, 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 $234 and $278 to DCDC during the three months ended March 31, 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.
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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