Founded by the late Mr. Roc Kirby in 1954 in Melbourne, Australia with a drive-in cinema, Village Roadshow Limited has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) since 1988. With the Company's roots still based in Melbourne, Village Roadshow has become a leading entertainment company, with a diversified portfolio of assets.
Today, Village Roadshow operates core businesses in Theme Parks, Cinema Exhibition, Film and DVD Distribution and Marketing Solutions. While creating strong and diverse earnings streams, these businesses are complementary, targeting a similar customer demographic and providing significant cross-promotional opportunities.
In film, Village Roadshow Limited is a major operator of cinema exhibition circuits, a film distributor as well as having a shareholding in a movie producer, Village Roadshow Pictures. Village Roadshow Pictures has produced successful titles including The Matrix trilogy, the Ocean's trilogy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Happy Feet, Get Smart, I am Legend, Sherlock Holmes, The Great Gatsby and The Lego Movie.