Cineworld deal may face full probe

Press Association

Cineworld is facing a potential full competition investigation over its £47 million takeover of art house cinema chain Picturehouse amid concerns over the impact of the deal.

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred the acquisition to the Competition Commission after uncovering potential issues in five local areas that it fears could limit choice and increase prices for cinema-goers.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%