May 2002 – The Vilnius City Municipality is organizing the first auction to privatize the Cinema Lietuva, and the auction winner is UAB Regiono Investicija a branch of a company Vilniaus prekyba group (later VP Market, VP Group) owner of a national chain of supermarkets. The company refuses to accept the purchase consequently loosing the auction deposit of 100 000 Litas (28 962 EUR).