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AMC theater chain names Starwood boss Aron as new CEO

Adam Aron, Starwood, left, and Arne Sorenson, Marriott International with Jim Cramer on "Mad Money."
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Adam Aron, Starwood, left, and Arne Sorenson, Marriott International with Jim Cramer on "Mad Money."

Theater chain AMC Entertainment is naming Starwood Hotels and Resorts' interim CEO Adam Aron as its new chief executive, replacing interim CEO Craig Ramsey.

Aron, 61, headed Starwood as interim boss since February. He is also the former CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers and has been chief executive of Vail Resorts and Norwegian Cruise Line.

Ramsey will remain chief financial officer and report to Aron.

AMC, the nation's second largest movie theater chain, has been publicly traded since December 2013. It is controlled by Chinese theater giant Dalian Wanda Group, which bought it in September 2012 in a $2.6 billion deal.

Aron said in a statement he'll aim to "raise the bar" on the movie-going experience and bolster its AMC Stubs rewards program.