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Archive for Friday, January 26, 2001

(BREAKOUT BOX) ANSCHUTZ BUYING THEATER CHAINS

January 26, 2001

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Denver businessman Philip Anschutz, who earned a KU business-administration degree in 1961, is taking control of two bankrupt theater chains: United Artists Theater Circuit and Regal Cinemas. The moves would make him the country's largest owner of movie theaters.

Anschutz, a native of Russell, is co-founder of Qwest Communications and is the largest individual shareholder for Union Pacific Railroad. He has donated millions of dollars to KU, and two of its buildings -- Anschutz Library and Anschutz Sports Pavilion -- bear the family name.

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