Founded in 1936 as the Northeast Theatre Corporation by Michael Redstone, National Amusements, Inc. is a privately-owned theater company based in Massachusetts. The firm is currently led by Redstone’s son, Sumner Redstone. It runs over 1,500 movie screens across America, the UK, Latin America and Russia via its various bands including: Showcase Cinemas, Multiplex Cinemas, Cinema de Lux, Lux and KinoStar. brands. National Amusements is also an equal partner in the online ticketing service MovieTickets.com, and is the parent company of both Viacom and CBS Corporation.