Landmark Cinemas

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Landmark Cinemas
Private
Industry Movie theatres
Predecessors Empire Theatres
Founded 1965 [1]
Headquarters Calgary, Alberta[1]
Number of locations
45[1]
Area served
Western Canada and Ontario
Key people
Neil Campbell, CEO
Number of employees
approx. 1600
Website Landmark Cinemas

Landmark Cinemas, Inc. is a movie theatre chain that operates 45 theatres across the four western provinces of Canada and in Ontario. The chain was founded in 1965. The company's corporate office is located in Calgary, Alberta.

Acquisitions[edit]

Landmark Cinemas' first major expansion took place in 1984, when it purchased most of the Alberta and British Columbia assets of Canadian Odeon Theaters as part of that chain's merger into Cineplex Odeon Corporation, now Cineplex Entertainment.

On June 27, 2013, Landmark Cinemas announced the purchase of 23 theatres in Ontario and Western Canada from Empire Theatres. It later added the Kanata and Whitby locations that were to be sold to Cineplex Entertainment, plus Ottawa's World Exchange Plaza.[2] This transaction made Landmark the second-largest cinema chain in Canada with 54 locations and 359 screens. The sale also included five IMAX screens in Calgary, Kitchener, Whitby, Kingston and Ottawa's Kanata location,[3] and three Empire Extra screens in Calgary, Waterloo, and Ottawa's Orleans location.[4][5] Empire promotional offers such as Reel Deal Tuesdays and University/College Student Combo were carried over by Landmark, but only some locations offer these discounts.

Empire Theatres in Ontario and Western Canada closed on October 29, 2013 after the evening shows which also closed Empire Theatres permanently. On October 31, 2013, the theatres reopened as Landmark Cinemas. The sale closed on October 31, 2013.[6] Branding name changes occurred in 2014 at the former Empire Theatres locations. Landmark Cinemas only operated the World Exchange Plaza theatre on a management contract for two months in 2013, from October 25 to December 29 when its lease expired.[7][8]

Operations[edit]

Theatres[edit]

Theatre name City Format Former owner Premium Large Format

British Columbia[edit]

Showcase 5 Campbell River Traditional Caprice Showcase Theatres N/A
Rialto Courtenay Traditional ? N/A
Columbia Cranbrook Traditional ? N/A
Centre Cinema Dawson Creek Traditional ? N/A
Aurora Cinema Centre Fort St. John Traditional ? N/A
Paramount Kamloops Traditional Famous Players N/A
Grand 10 Kelowna Stadium Caprice Showcase Theatres N/A
Avalon Cinema Centre Nanaimo Stadium ? N/A
Landmark 10 New Westminster Stadium ? N/A
Landmark 7 Penticton Stadium ? N/A
Paramount Port Alberni Traditional Famous Players N/A
Guildford Surrey SilverCity National General Cinemas, Famous Players, Empire Theatres N/A
University 4 Victoria Traditional Famous Players, Empire Theatres N/A
Capitol Encore West Kelowna Traditional Caprice Showcase Theatres N/A
Landmark 8 & Xtreme West Kelowna Stadium ? Landmark Xtreme

Saskatchewan[edit]

Soo Weyburn Traditional ? N/A
Tower Yorkton Traditional ? N/A

Manitoba[edit]

Capitol 9 Brandon Stadium Empire Theatres N/A
Garry Selkirk Traditional ? N/A
Southland 5 Winkler Traditional Empire Theatres N/A
Towne 8 Winnipeg Traditional Cineplex Odeon N/A
Grant Park 8 Winnipeg Stadium National General Cinemas, Cineplex Odeon, Empire Theatres N/A

Yukon[edit]

Qwanlin Mall Whitehorse Traditional ? N/A
Yukon Cinema Centre Whitehorse Traditional ? N/A

Alberta[edit]

Roxy Airdrie Traditional ? N/A
Oasis Brooks Traditional ? N/A
Country Hills Calgary SilverCity Famous Players, Empire Theatres Digital IMAX
Shawnessy Calgary Coliseum Famous Players, Empire Theatres Extra Experience
Cardium Drayton Valley Traditional ? N/A
City Centre Edmonton Traditional Cineplex Odeon, Empire Theatres N/A
Nova Edson Traditional ? N/A
Landmark Six Fort McMurray Traditional May Theatres N/A
Spruce Grove Spruce Grove Traditional Magic Lantern Theatres, Empire Theatres N/A
Sylvan Lake Sylvan Lake Traditional ? N/A

Ontario[edit]

Bolton Bolton Contemporary Empire Theatres N/A
Jackson Square Hamilton Contemporary Famous Players, Empire Theatres N/A
Kingston Kingston Contemporary Empire Theatres Digital IMAX
Kitchener Kitchener SilverCity Famous Players, Empire Theatres Digital IMAX
Kanata Ottawa AMC Theatres AMC Theatres, Empire Theatres Digital IMAX
London London Traditional Famous Players, Empire Theatres N/A
Orleans Ottawa Contemporary Empire Theatres Extra Experience
Pen Centre St. Catharines SilverCity Famous Players, Empire Theatres N/A
Waterloo Waterloo Contemporary Empire Theatres Extra Experience
Whitby Whitby AMC Theatres AMC Theatres, Empire Theatres Digital IMAX

Former theatres[edit]

Theatre name City Format Former owner

Alberta

Gaiety Theatre Grande Prairie Traditional ?
Globe Theatre Calgary Traditional Cineplex Odeon
Jan Cinema Grande Prairie Traditional ?
Jasper Cinema Centre Edmonton Traditional Cineplex Odeon
Landmark 10 Clareview Edmonton Traditional Cineplex Odeon, Empire Theatres
Lyric Theatre Grande Prairie Traditional ?
Prairie Cinema Centre Grande Prairie Traditional ?
Towne Cinema Centre Edmonton Traditional May Theatres
Wapiti Drive-In Grande Prairie Drive-In ?

British Columbia

Armond Theatre Cranbrook Traditional Famous Players
Bay Theatre Nanaimo Traditional Famous Players
Coronet Theatre Prince George Traditional Famous Players
Crest Theatre Dawson Creek Traditional ?
Esplanade North Vancouver Traditional Famous Players, Empire Theatres
Galaxy Theatre Campbell River Traditional ?
Grand 6 Cinemas Abbotsford Traditional Cineplex Odeon
Lido Theatre Fort St. John Traditional ?
Mission Theatre Mission Traditional ?
Paramount Theatre Chilliwack Traditional Famous Players
Paramount Theatre Kelowna Traditional Famous Players
Penmar Cinema Centre Penticton Traditional ?
Royal Theatre Trail Traditional ?
Towne Cinema Vernon Traditional Famous Players
Towne Cinema Centre Abbotsford Traditional ?
Vic Theatre Victoria Traditional Cineplex Odeon
Westbank Drive-In West Kelowna Drive-in ?

Manitoba

Globe Theatre Winnipeg Traditional Famous Players

Ontario

Landmark Cinemas Square One Mississauga Traditional Cineplex Odeon, Empire Theatres
World Exchange Plaza Ottawa Traditional Cineplex Odeon, Empire Theatres

Saskatchewan

C & H Drive-In Lloydminster Drive-In ?
Cinema 6 Drive-In Regina Drive-In Cineplex Odeon
Roxy Theatre Saskatoon Traditional Cineplex Odeon

Premium screens[edit]

Landmark Cinemas features ten premium large format screens. These require an additional cost compared to a regular admission and offer reserved seating.

  • The company currently operates five digital IMAX screens. One is in Calgary, Alberta (Country Hills) and four are in Ontario at the Kingston, Kitchener, Kanata and Whitby locations. All of these were previously owned by Empire Theatres and, with the exception of Kingston, were in turn previously owned by AMC Theatres (Kanata and Whitby) or Famous Players (SilverCity in Calgary and Kitchener).
  • Extra Experience, formerly known as Empire Extra, is a large screen theatre concept debuted by Empire Theatres and acquired by Landmark. This technology is available at four locations: Calgary (Shawnessy), Orleans, Waterloo and Winnipeg (Grant Park 8). The technology was installed by Empire, with the exception of the Winnipeg location, where Landmark installed the technology in May 2015 and premiered Pitch Perfect 2 on Extra.[9] These theatres use a Barco 2K projector, a custom-designed 7.1 surround sound system and faux leather seats.[10]
  • Xtreme is available exclusively at the West Kelowna, BC location. It is a Landmark Cinemas brand similar to the Extra Experience, but in lieu of Extra's 7.1 surround sound, Xtreme uses Barco Auro 11.1 surround sound.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Us". Landmarkcinemas.com. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  2. ^ http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/03617.html
  3. ^ "IMAX Movies Combo". Landmark Cinemas. Retrieved 2016-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Empire Company Announces Sale of Empire Theatres". Canada Newswire. CNW Group. June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Landmark Cinemas of Canada Announces Acquisition of Twenty Empire Theatres". MMD Newswire. Mass Media Distribution. June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.mmdnewswire.com/landmark-cinemas-canada-130252.html
  7. ^ http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Cinema+chain+taking+over+World+Exchange+theatre+hopes+keep+open/9084663/story.html
  8. ^ http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Last+movie+shown+Landmark+World+Exchange/9312756/story.html
  9. ^ "Pitch, Please - Win Passes to Pitch Perfect 2". 103.1 Virgin Radio Winnipeg. Retrieved March 5, 2016. 
  10. ^ Charlebois, Brieanna. "Tell Us About Us Comment". 

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