The CGR group founded in 1966 by Georges Raymond has reached its cruising speed, with the acquisition of new cinemas in France! It all started in 1974, Georges in Hollywood physics, passionate about photos, collector and movie lover, made the first commercials to La Rochelle and at the same time redeems “Olympia” a cinema in this city of Charente Maritime!
It must be said that with his wife in 1960, he had to Civray (Vienna) acquires a theater of exploitation of the 7th art, and at the same time is born “Prociné” , a publisher of advertising programs for the cinema!
Georges Raymond, former watchmaker jeweler continued his passion for cinema, buying several other rooms, until 2001. At age 67, carried away by lung cancer, he leaves to his heirs 350 cinemas in all France including 17 multiplexes, the last of his time being that of Bruay La Bussiere near Bethune !
The founder of the CGR group was very attached to ethical and humanistic values, participating in charity actions, Roger-Marc Lecoq (Director General of that time) takes over the estate with his three sons. “Cinéviva” bought in the early 2000s by the CGR group has allowed the modernization of cinematographic complexes in the Paris region, since then the commercial machine is set up. The company’s expansion continues until the end of November, with the acquisition of rooms belonging to “Cap’Cinéma”.
Now at the head of the farms, Jocelyn Bouyssy (Group General Manager CGR) told Nîmes “to be at the head of the first French operator in number of establishments, with 72 complexes and multiples (see video). The workforce of the CGR group of 1000 employees will expand further in the coming months, Nîmes being the new showcase of the operating company, with high-end equipment, which cost a whopping EUR 16 million !
At the head of the Nîmes cinema, Evrard Zaouche well known in the capital Gardoise for his cultural commitments and in the 7th art as a former cinema operator affirmed “We have a real challenge in Nîmes, with this multiplex that the inhabitants have been waiting for a long time, thanks to the new technologies of digital projection …” . This very design building designed by the architect Sixtine of pitch on 3 levels, already admired by the profession. The 10 rooms on 3 levels are located in the district of Nîmes station. The CGR group also rents a 400-seat auditorium with a stage auditorium for concerts and other events, such as the tour ALL THAT JAZZ it targets a clientele of over 400,000 spectators from the city center and the metropolitan area.
The implementation of Nîmoise does not scare the competition, on the side of Kinepolis group we specify “France generates more than 250 films a year, if the offer develops, it will be a chance to offer a richer program, so it’s a good thing in the distribution of feature films! ” While waiting for the exponential market to develop a clientele of moviegoers, the CGR Group confirms its good financial shape https://www.cgrcinemas.fr