Cinemark Theatres was founded in 1984 by Lee Roy Mitchell as a chain of movie theaters in California, Texas, and Utah.
Through acquisitions the company became the third-largest chain of movie theaters in the United States.
In 2006 Cinemark purchased Century Theatres, adding over 80 theaters.
In 2009 the company purchased four theaters from Muvico Theaters.
In 2012 Cinemark acquired Rave Cinemas, a chain with 32 theaters in 12 states, representing almost 500 screens.
Today Cinemark has 334 theaters and 4,457 screens in 40 states. The company also operates in Latin America with 148 theaters and 1,106 screens in 12 countries.
Cinemark operates movie theaters under the brands Cinemark, Century Theatres, Tinseltown USA, CineArts, and Rave Cinemas.
The company trades publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CNK, is a member of the S&P 400, is #818 on the Fortune 1000, has 6,253 employees, and had $2.68 billion in revenue in 2013.