1. Silverbird Cinemas
With a carefully laid down schedule, the cinema has been able to provide steadily Nollywood movies every week. Also, Silverbird has probably the largest collection of Nollywood movies and they screen them longer than most other cinema houses. Moreso, because of size and spread, this chain is one of the two most used cinemas for Nollywood movie premieres.
2. Genesis Deluxe Cinemas
This is the other most preferred destination for Nollywood movie premieres. Genesis Deluxe Cinemas are in three strategic locations and this has helped their appreciation of Nollywood movies. They have a cinema house in the South-West (Lagos), South-East (Enugu) and South-South (Port Harcourt). While GDC is better known for having the latest Nollywood movies as they arrive, but what they don’t do is screen the movies for a long time. They flow with the wind.
3.Film House Cinemas
With three cinema houses (two in the South-West and one in the South-South), Film House sure has a spread. Yoruba movies screen for a longer duration than other Nollywood films in its Ibadan branch.
Located in the Edo state, Kada Cinemas is one with an unusual dedication to Nollywood movies. Nollywood movies get a lot of screening here, but what is surprising is that they screen older movie more than the more recent titles.
5. Ozone Cinema
A decent cinema in a good location (Yaba, Lagos) but when it comes to Nigerian content, the Ozone is always found wanting. Nonetheless, new releases do tend to get only one week of screening time before they are removed.
Story: Innocent Ekejiuba
Read more articles and interviews in Nolly Silver Screen (May 2014) here.