Multikino is the second largest multiplex chain in Poland, and has the distinction of having opened the nation's first multiplex, which was located in Poznań. Cinema City is Multikino's primary competitor.
The company started its operation in 1995 as joint venture between ITI Cinema and British UCI. In 2003 ITI bought the UCI shares and owned the company until 2013.
As Multikino was the first company to run multiplex cinemas in Poland, the term multikino is often used as a description of multiplex cinema. The situation resembles the one with Sony's Walkman, when it is used as a description for portable CC player, despite it being a registered trademark.