ShowBiz Cinemas leases office space in Dallas, Texas and currently has eight full-time employees in the corporate office and approximately 300 theatre employees, the majority of which work part-time.
Mr. Mitchell brings over 30 years of experience in the motion picture industry to ShowBiz Cinemas. Prior to starting ShowBiz Cinemas, Kevin was a 20 year employee at Cinemark Theatres. He has been involved in every aspect of the motion picture business, including the operation of several movie theatres, working with all of the film studios to ensure playtime, negotiating film rental, real estate development throughout the country and has worked with various filmmakers to assist in the successful release of their movies. During his tenure with Cinemark, the company grew from approximately 200 screens to over 4,500 screens in 37 states and 15 countries. Kevin grew up in the motion picture industry and is a third generation theatre owner.
Mr. Ellis has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of financial and accounting management, the last five of which have been in the theatre industry. He is a licensed CPA and has broad experience in a number of industries, including; multi-unit retail, financial services and manufacturing. Prior to coming to ShowBiz Cinemas, in a consultant capacity, he served as the interim-Corporate Controller for Main Event Entertainment. He got his prior theatre experience serving as the Corporate Controller for Movie Tavern Inc., a chain of 17 cinema eateries. He also served as the SVP-Controller for AmeriCredit Financial Services for 7 years and for 16 years at Hallmark Cards, the last five of which were as their Retail Controller.
Mrs. Mitchell works closely with all studios and content partners for programming and negotiating film rental. She brings over 35 years of film distribution experience, including 23 years at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she served as Senior Vice President overseeing 46% of the country, Puerto Rico, and the Bahama and Caribbean islands. Juli started in the business as a gross clerk and quickly rose through the ranks. She was directly involved in the successful releases of blockbusters such as the original Star Trek for Paramount; Sleepless in Seattle for TriStar; and Spider-Man, Men in Black, and James Bond franchises for Sony Pictures .
Mr. Warnes is responsible for general operations, maintaining budgets, and ensuring protocol and standards are met. Rob has a unique gift for recruiting and training staff, making it easier to promote from within because of his vision and execution abilities. Before joining ShowBiz Cinemas, Mr. Warnes worked for Rave Motion Pictures as Digital Services Manager, coordinating the equipment purchase for and rollout of over 900 digital screens at 63 locations nationwide. Prior to digital services, Mr. Warnes managed several locations, including the flagship theatre and training center where he mentored managers. He got his start in the exhibition industry with Cinemark where he served as a leader in four states and was chosen to be in the President’s Gold Club on five occasions.
Mr. Cline oversees and manages all aspects of ShowBiz Cinemas’ construction, including developing and executing strategic plans for both construction and design to ensure effective delivery of all current and future projects. Chris began his career as owner and operator of his own construction business. He has over 23 year of experience in the theatre business, including 16 years at Cinemark. Chris has opened over 40 new theatres and completed multiple remodels. He has a unique talent for working as a liaison with property owners, architects, contractors, vendors, and theater management for successful and on-time openings.