Apollo Cinemas was a locally focused, independently owned multiplex cinema operator in the United Kingdom. In 2013 the chain was acquired by Vue Cinemas. Its stated mission is to welcome, engage and delight local audiences with a variety of onscreen entertainment and well designed, comfortable cinemas. Apollo showed mainstream blockbusters, independent film and onscreen entertainment such as music concerts, sporting events, opera, and ballet. Apollo had 14 cinemas nationwide, with plans to open new sites in Brentwood and Bicester. On 25 January 2013, the acquisition by Vue Cinemas was completed with sites transferred to the Vue brand over the coming months. 4 sites were sold to Reel Cinemas with the final site sold to Curzon Cinemas.