Members of the Bectu union employed at Cineworld multiplexes are to be balloted on a 3.5% across-the-board pay offer.
Bectu negotiators are recommending that they accept the offer, which was made to projection staff and engineers after weeks of behind-the-scenes talks with management.
Union officials are due to meet the company again on 19 September, four days after the vote closes.
Mick Corfield, chair of Bectu’s Cineworld sub-division, said: “I’m delighted that once again we have negotiated a year-on-year, above-inflation pay award for our members while operating in difficult times and still maintaining no significant changes to our terms and conditions.”
Cineworld, with nearly 80 multiplexes, is the second biggest cinema chain in the UK, and has been owned by venture capital group Blackstone since 2004.