Odeon & UCI, the largest cinema chain in Europe, reported a fall attendances in the UK, Spain and Germany last year as the adverse weather kept people at home. Audiences in the UK, the 805-screen chain’s largest market, fell 2% in 2010 to 169 million compared to the previous year, while in Spain, they fell 9% to 100 million, and Germany down 13% to 127 million. Attendances were down 3% on average across the group, which said attendances would have fallen by only 1% without the impact of the weather. Turnover for the year rose 1% to £650m. In accounts filed at Companies House for the 12 months to 31 December 2010, the company said: “Markets in 2010 saw an impact from heavy snow and freezing conditions in December across most of the trading territories.”

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