Intl. Exhibitors of the Year honors go to Barcelona-based brothers Camilo and Jaime Tarrazon. The Tarrazons have deep roots in exhibition. Their grandparents entered cinema exhibition in the 1930s. In 1985 their father set up a regional theater chain, Acec, with a number of other theater owners in Catalonia. Jaime became Acec’s CEO in 2000. He is also a member of Fece, the Spanish theater owners’ association, and reps the org within the European exhibitors’ org Unic.
The company propelled the growth of multiplexes in the region, which boosted box office.