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Related Party Transactions

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Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions
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Related Party Transactions

A subsidiary of the Company manages a theatre for Laredo Theatre, Ltd. (“Laredo”). The Company is the sole general partner and owns 75% of the limited partnership interests of Laredo. Lone Star Theatres, Inc. owns the remaining 25% of the limited partnership interests in Laredo and is 100% owned by Mr. David Roberts, Lee Roy Mitchell’s son-in-law. Lee Roy Mitchell, our founder and a member of Holdings' Board of Directors, owns, both directly and indirectly, approximately 8.5% of Holdings common stock. Under the agreement, management fees are paid by Laredo to the Company at a rate of 5% of annual theatre revenue. The Company recorded $0.5 and $0.2 of management fee revenue during the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. All such amounts are included in each of Holdings' and CUSA's condensed consolidated financial statements with the intercompany amounts eliminated in consolidation. During the nine months ended September 30, 2022, cash distributions of $2.4 were paid to Lone Star Theatres, Inc. as required by the partnership agreement, which were recorded as a reduction of noncontrolling interests on the condensed consolidating balance sheet.

Walter Hebert, Mr. Mitchell’s brother-in-law, previously served as the Executive Vice President – Purchasing of the Company and retired in July 2021. Mr. Hebert served as a consultant until July 2022. During the nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company paid Mr. Hebert $0.2 related to consulting services.

A subsidiary of the Company leases 13 theatres from Syufy Enterprises, LP (“Syufy”) or affiliates of Syufy. Raymond Syufy is one of Holdings' directors and is an officer of the general partner of Syufy. For the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, the Company paid total rent of $16.7 and $17.9, respectively, to Syufy. CUSA provides digital equipment support to drive-in theatres owned by Syufy. The Company recorded management fees of $0.1 and $0.1 related to these services during each of the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

A subsidiary of the Company has a 50% voting interest in FE Concepts, a joint venture with AWSR, an entity owned by Lee Roy Mitchell and Tandy Mitchell. FE Concepts operates a family entertainment center that offers bowling, gaming, movies and other amenities. See Note 9 for further discussion. CUSA has a theatre services agreement with FE Concepts under which the Company receives service fees for providing film booking and equipment monitoring services for the facility.

CUSA has paid certain fees on behalf of its parent, Holdings, and Holdings has paid income taxes and other expenses on behalf of CUSA. The net receivable from Holdings as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 was $60.5 and $46.7, respectively. CUSA received contributions from Holdings of $120.0 during the nine months ended September 30, 2021.