Harkins Theatres is a chain of movie theatre spread across southwestern part of the United States. They are a private owned company. They have thirty theatres throughout Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma and California, with 428 operational screens. They are owned by a parent company, Harkins Enterprises, LLC. The chain projects mostly independent and foreign films. The theatre chain is also famous to broadcast ballet performances and opera shows throughout the year. Every year several film festivals also take place in these theatres. PlayCenters were introduced in Harkins Theatres in 2001. This allowed people to enjoy movies, while their kids were monitored in the play stations.