Everyman Media Group, the cinema operator, has seen average spend on food and beverage increased by 5.3% per head, to £6.14.

This compares to £5.83 in the six month ended 29 June 2017, and £5.97 for the year ended 28 December 2017.

The group put the increase down to menu development and improved operational delivery adding to inflationary increases in pricing.

Revenue from F&B increased from £6.07m to £8.2m for the six months to 5 July 2018, compared to the first half of 2017.

The group’s total revenue for the period stood was up 32.3% to £24.9m, compared to £18.8m for the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA was £4.1m, up from £3.0m for the first half of 2017, while the group generated a profit of £768k for the period, up from £438k for the comparable period last year.

The group opened a new four-screen venue at York, during the period and also completed on the purchase of the freehold of a site in Crystal Palace, and exchanged contracts on two further sites, at Cardiff and London Broadgate.

These are in addition to the pre-existing contracts for Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow, Altrincham, Lincoln, Cirencester, London’s Borough Market, Tunbridge Wells, Horsham, Durham, Wokingham and Edinburgh.

Everyman currently operates 22 venues, with 69 screens.

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