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Regal Theatres VP & Head Of Film Andrew Turner Departs

EXCLUSIVE: Sources tell us that Regal Theatres VP and Head of Film Andrew Turner is exiting the No. 2 U.S. chain.

Though the UK native and 35-year film industry distribution/exhibition vet was in the role for two years, several execs at studios have reached out to tell us how upset they are about Turner’s departure. Turner made a big impression during his run at Regal with his passion for theatrical. While at Regal, Turner launched the chain’s Monday Mystery Movie which features early screenings of studio releases for $5 per ticket across the circuit nationwide. The Regal event typically brings in around a hearty 30K admissions in any given Monday, a big boost for concessions. The Monday Mystery Movie has hosted such screenings as Sony’s Gran Turismo and Lionsgate’s Sisu. While the title is never revealed, moviegoers are typically given clues as to what the movie will be before purchasing tickets.

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Prior to taking the top film buyer post at Regal, Turner was at Finnkino Cinemas in Helsinki, Finland. Before Finnkino, Turner served as the UK Sales Director for 20th Century Fox for over 12 years.

He’s also a vet of Cineworld prior to that having worked at the global chain for ten years since its inception with three cinemas.

No word if Regal Theatres will backfill Turner’s position.

Last July, Cinépolis executive Eduardo Acuna was appointed as the CEO of the newly incorporated parent company of the Regal Theaters owner following Cineworld’s Chapter 11 restructuring.

Regal Theatres did not return Deadline Hollywood’s request for comment.

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