Showcase Cinemas has named Julian Carr as chief executive, UK theatre operations starting with immediate effect, to develop the brand on national level.
Carr has been tasked with strengthening and developing the Showcase business, working alongside the in-cinema teams to grow the business from the ground up.
Prior to joining Showcase Carr worked within the aviation and leisure sector holding senior management roles with the likes of Blockbuster, Virgin Cinemas, Jet2 and MyTravelLite. Carr was formerly the head of marketing and new business development at IATA (International Air Transport Association) in Montreal, Canada, before his tenure as managing director at bmibaby.
“This is an exciting time for the sector with Showcase breaking new ground on growth and expansion in the burgeoning UK cinema market. In order to drive the brand forward I believe passionately in market leading customer service, developing a stand out business that customers love, and using cutting edge innovations and smart business practice to develop the best cinema experience in the market,” commented Carr.
Duncan Short, vice president international operations for Showcase Cinema, added: “We welcome Julian into our business and we look forward to the future with him at the helm of UK operations. He brings with him impressive experience in both the leisure and airline industry. We are confident he will help to drive the Showcase brand and help move the business forward as we embark on a very exciting time.”
Carr has joined the chain tasked with developing the company's brand and business nationwide.