Cinemark USA, Inc. is a chain of movie theatres owned by Cinemark Holdings, Inc. operating in North and South America, and Taiwan. It is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
As of March 31, 2012, the Cinemark circuit is the third largest in the United States with 298 theatres and 3,895 screens in 40 states. They are the most geographically diverse circuit in Latin America with 161 theatres and 1,286 screens in 13 countries; it is the largest movie theatre chain in Brazil and the fourth-largest circuit in Mexico. Cinemark also holds the spot of second largest circuit internationally.
Six Flags Mall opened in 1970 at 2831 East Division Street (SH 180) and SH 360 in Arlington, Texas between Fort Worth and Dallas. Arlington's first enclosed shopping center, it was named after the nearby Six Flags Over Texas theme park. A new owner acquired roughly one-third of the mall in December 2012 and announced plans to redevelop it as a Hispanic-oriented shopping mall called Plaza Center.
Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience's attention. Although people's attention is held by different things, because individuals have different preferences in entertainment, most forms are recognisable and familiar. Storytelling, music, drama, dance, and different kinds of performance exist in all cultures, were supported in royal courts, developed into sophisticated forms and over time became available to all citizens. The process has been accelerated in modern times by an entertainment industry which records and sells entertainment products. Entertainment evolves and can be adapted to suit any scale, ranging from an individual who chooses a private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; to any size or type of party, with appropriate music and dance; to performances intended for thousands; and even for a global audience.
The experience of being entertained has come to be strongly associated with amusement, so that one common understanding of the idea is fun and laughter, although many entertainments have a serious purpose. This may be the case in the various forms of ceremony, celebration, religious festival, or satire for example. Hence, there is the possibility that what appears as entertainment may also be a means of achieving insight or intellectual growth.