Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) has acquired Movie Tavern, a Dallas-based cinema eatery chain, for an undisclosed price.

The New York private equity firm facilitated the deal through portfolio company Southern Theatres. Based in New Orleans, Southern Theatres now operates more than 400 screens at 30-plus sites. It trails behind Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Theatres (NYSE: CNK), Carmike Cinemas Inc. (Nasdaq: CKEC), Cineplex Entertainment, Rave Motion Pictures and Marcus Theatres, which is owned by The Marcus Corp. (NYSE: MCS).

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