Dan Ellis

EVP, Chief Operations & Development Officer at AMC Theatres

Mr. Dan Ellis serves as AMC's Executive Vice President, Chief Operations & Development Officer. His responsibilities include leadership of the Development, U.S. Theatre Operations including Food & Beverage, as well as AMC’s Design & Construction, Facilities Sight & Sound departments, along with certain Analytics efforts. He originally joined AMC in 2017 as the head of Domestic Development where he oversaw the company’s global real estate portfolio and international businesses in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining AMC, Mr. Ellis was Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Carmike Cinemas, Inc., from 2011 until it was acquired by AMC in 2016. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Ellis held various positions with Lodgian, Inc., a publicly-traded owner and operator of hotels, including President & Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary. Mr. Ellis also served on Lodgian’s Board of Directors from 2009 to 2010, when the company was sold to an affiliate of the private equity firm, Lone Star. Prior to his time with Lodgian, Mr. Ellis was engaged in private law practice in Atlanta, GA and was also a prosecutor for the State of Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia Southern University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi and a M.B.A from Mercer University.



  • EVP, Chief Operations & Development Officer

    Current role

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