Vincenzo Guzzo

This sassy entertainment mogul has disrupted the movie landscape by living and breathing the Canadian Dream.  The only son of Italian immigrants, Guzzo always believed he could turn his dad’s small theatre business (along with his own law and business degrees) into the mega-scaled empire it is today.  He just needed to take on the big guys. In 1998, Vincenzo did just that, when he sued the biggest movie competition in Canada to gain equal opportunity for the little guy to show first-run releases - and won!   Twenty years later, Vincenzo is the President and CEO of Cinemas Guzzo, the number one operator in Quebec and the third largest movie exhibitor in Canada.   His chain amasses 141 screens; 9 IMAX cinemas and 10 locations with three more set to open later this year. Size does matter to Cinemas Guzzo!

Not one to let opportunity pass him by, Vincenzo had another vision while building his multiplexes, this time creating opportunity for himself.  All Cinemas Guzzo locations were built by another Guzzo holding, turning Le Groupe Guzzo Construction Inc. into one of the most successful general contracting outlets in Quebec.

Most recently, Vincenzo has expanded operations again and become a restaurateur-opening a chain of trendy Italian pork sandwich locations called Porchetta as well as two successful fine-dining establishments with a third slated to open in summer 2018. Can’t get to one of Vincenzo’s restaurants?  No problem! Guzzo is selling his porhcetta (and his movie passes) direct to consumer through Costco locations. 

In addition to cinema expansion, Vincenzo has also expanded his own family life as the proud and loving father of five children. He and his wife Maria are renowned philanthropists, giving generously to numerous hospitals culminating in the establishment of the Guzzo Family Foundation in 2007, which is aggressively invested in Cancer Nano research at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital and McGill University. Guzzo’s contributions have been internationally recognized as he is the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, was knighted by the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and is a distinguished member of the Order of Malta.  

Having taken on the big guys and the movie industry by storm, Vincenzo cannot wait take on the Den where he promises Canada will hear a LOT more from him.

Vincenzo Guzzo

Role

Dragon

Vincenzo Guzzo

Role

Dragon