Southern Theatres, LLC, owned and operated by George Solomon, was formed in May of 2002. George has been in the theatre business with his family for over 50 years and launched Southern Theatres to develop and operate state-of-the art multiplex stadium-seating movie theatres. In April 2005, Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) made a $30 million equity investment in Southern Theatres. VSS is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in media, communications and information industries in North America and Europe. Southern Theatres is responsible for the daily operations of The Grand Theatres and Amstar Cinemas in 19 locations with 278 screens in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. The Company is well positioned for continued expansion in key markets throughout the Southeast. Southern Theatres is proud to be headquartered in New Orleans, LA.