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Pro: 2 Reasons to be Bullish Movie Theaters

Hollywood is hoping the holidays will be as merry as last year, when James Cameron's "Avatar" grossed $2.7 billion following its theatrical release on Dec. 16, 2009.

This year, there are low expectations for attendance, said Simon Baker of Baker Avenue Asset Management. Yet, he thinks there are two reasons to get excited about the movie production, theaters industry right now:

First, he likes the slate of movies coming out over the holidays.

Holiday Movies DateQ4 Revenues
MegamindNov. 5 $131
Harry PotterNov. 19 $131
NarniaDec. 10
TronDec. 17
Yogi Bear Dec. 17
Gulliver's TravelsDec. 22

Second, several of the holiday movies are in 3D and Baker said that's important because theaters can charge a $3 to $4 premium per ticket. So theaters don't need to sell as many tickets to still beat on earnings.

To play the holiday movie season, Baker suggests owning "strong, regional operators," including:

Regal Entertainment Group: The Knoxville, Tenn.-based company operates 500 theaters and has $400 million in cash, Baker said. Its stock boasts a 6.1 percent dividend yield and has a price target of $20.

Cinemark: Based in Plano, Texas, this company operates 400 theaters and gets roughly 26 percent of its revenues overseas, Baker said. It sports a 4.8 percent dividend yield and has a price target of $26, which is 45 percent higher from current levels.

To see the full conversation with Baker, watch the video now!

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