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For Nite Hawk Cinemas and NiteHawk Entertainment, Nite-hawk Entertainment is a subsidiary of AMC.
Nite Hawks’ name is a play on the phrase “Nitehawk,” which is pronounced “no-hoo.”
Nitehawks is one of the oldest and largest independent theaters in the country, currently in operation for more than 70 years.
It was founded in 1915 in a barn on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky, and became known as “The Lonesome Dove.”
The theater was renamed the Nite Hoa Lodge in the 1920s, and later became known for its classic 1940s, ’50s and ’60s features and movies.
It also produced movies such as “Nights in the Woods,” “The Red Wedding” and “The Return of Jesse James.”
In 2012, Niteshare merged with AMC Entertainment, which acquired the company for $2.5 billion in 2016.
The merger, announced in January 2017, will make the company a publicly traded company.