Ready, set, Recharge: Cinemark welcoming more Volta EV stations to Theater sites

Nov. 17, 2021
So far, Volta's EV charging stations have powered nearly 1.2 million electric miles for Cinemark customers since the 2018 start of the partnership

Some moviegoers are returning to theaters to see their favorite films as the year winds down. The allure of entertainment and the smell of movie popcorn is too much of an attraction for those fatigued by watching everything on steaming devices at home.

Those film buffs who drive there in electric vehicles can recharge their EV at many Cinemark Theatres.

EV charging infrastructure firm Volta Inc. has expanded its relationship with Cinemark locations in the U.S. Volta already has close to 100 charging stations installed at Cinemark sites as part of a relationship which started three years ago.

Cinemark is greatly looking forward to continuing to serve our communities through our partnership with Volta,” said Art Justice, Cinemark Vice President of Energy and Sustainability. “… by increasing our electric vehicle charging capacity, can be more than just an entertainment destination for our guests. We are eager to continue growing our relationship with Volta to allow more moviegoers the chance to charge their vehicles while enjoying the immersive, cinematic experience.”

Showtime is the Right Amount of Time

The typical film takes close to 100 minutes, and the Volta charging stations can fully recharge an EV in about 105 minutes, according to the release.

So far, Volta's EV charging stations have powered nearly 1.2 million electric miles for Cinemark customers since the 2018 start. More than 27,000 gallons of gasoline have been saved, as well as approximately 53,500 pounds of CO2, according to the company.

The EV charging stations also have screens where Cinemark can promote upcoming films and other theater events.

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