List of Cineplex Entertainment movie theatres
This is a list of Canadian movie theatres operated by Cineplex Entertainment, under the Galaxy, Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Cinema City, Famous Players, Colossus, Scotiabank Theatre, Cineplex Cinemas and Cineplex VIP Cinemas brandings.
- 1 Current banners
- 2 Former banners
- 3 Current theatres
- 4 Upcoming theatres
- 5 Former theatres
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Cineplex Cinemas and Cineplex Odeon
Cineplex Cinemas (French: Cinémas Cineplex is the company's most widespread banner, with 102 locations as of June 2015. Although 42 of these locations carry the older Cineplex Odeon banner, the concept is the same. The newest locations feature a wide variety of movies and a variety of branded concessions. Locations range from small mall multiplexes to large, ultra-modern locations. Most locations are designated in larger populated cities.
Cineplex VIP Cinemas
Cineplex currently has 15 Cineplex VIP Cinemas presented by Scotiabank. Cineplex debuted this purpose-built concept around 1998 at Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP in Toronto, Ontario. VIP Cinemas are an enclosed space separate from the rest of the theatre, but implementation varies per theatre. For example, Lansdowne is a condensed location in Ottawa that has the VIP ticket booth on the first floor and the four VIP screens in one section of the third floor. The Queensway location at Etobicoke, on the other hand, has a separate building and entrance for its VIP cinemas and lounge. Cineplex VIP Don Mills is first VIP-only location. It features five screens, three which are 3D-capable.
The VIP area has a stylized entrance, licensed lounge and bar with alcohol available to be served, alternative and traditional concessions food/drink products available in the lounge space, at a concession stand, and through in-theatre service. Due to the service of alcoholic beverages to guests, these spaces are only for guests who are 19+ (18+ in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec). Inside each auditorium, there is reserved luxury seating complete (in most locations) with wide, leather, recliner-style seats and swing-out tray-tables. The movie selection is also adapted to this demographic, with a higher proportion of titles rated 14A and 18A, and such movies can even be exclusive to VIP within locations that play them. For example, the screenings for No Escape and Straight Outta Compton at the Lansdowne location are exclusive to VIP.
Ten Cineplex complexes use the Scotiabank Theatre banner, though in the case of Montreal, Cinémas Banque Scotia is the main banner instead. Naming is based on the customer-loyalty program agreement made in 2007 between Cineplex and Scotiabank. These are treated as a flagship theatre for their area/region, and represents a premium corporate brand within the company, offering corporate and group events to wealthier/privileged clientle such as stockholders and company executives. Each location offers pizza, coffee, TimePlay and one to four premium large format screens featuring IMAX (except for Vancouver and Saskatoon) and one or two UltraAVX screens (except for Ottawa, Winnipeg and Atlantic locations). Non-Atlantic locations, with the exception of Edmonton, feature D-Box motion picture technology in a regular (Ottawa, Montreal and Winnipeg) or UltraAVX (others) theatre. The Scotiabank Theatre locations in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver added Barco Escape premium large format theatres in July 2016.
SilverCity and StarCité
The group runs 16 SilverCity cinemas outside of Quebec, plus two StarCité locations in the Gatineau and Montreal cities of Quebec. The first SilverCity opened in Mississauga on November 28, 1997 and the first StarCité opened in Gatineau in December 1999. Both brands combined peaked at 29 locations as of spring 2001. Cineplex acquired these in 2005, but divested five SilverCity and two StarCité in 2006 to fulfill regulatory requirements, only to later reacquire the previously divested Gatineau and Empress Walk locations. The company also opened three new SilverCity locations, the last being CrossIron Mills on June 30, 2010. Each of the 18 locations has 7 to 20 screens, typically 10 or 12, with one to three (except for Mission and Burlington) consisting of premium large format screens such as IMAX (at four locations) or UltraAVX (at 17 locations).
A total of 32 SilverCity and StarCité locations have been built to date. Of these, half have either been closed or rebranded. Notably, the Mississauga location that premiered the brand closed on May 1, 2014. The StarCité at Sainte-Foy, Quebec City opened on April 12, 2000 and closed on February 27, 2007 because the Cineplex Odeon Ste-Foy next door outperformed it. Another three former SilverCity locations now carry the Scotiabank Theatre brand.
Galaxy Cinemas and Famous Players
Galaxy Cinemas is the predominant brand in mid-sized markets where there has historically been little or no competition, even prior to the Cineplex-Famous Players merger. All have been built since the mid-1990s, although some were renovated from (or replaced) smaller Cineplex Odeon or Famous Players locations. These locations feature six to twelve screens, branded concessions and stadium-style seating. There are 30 Galaxy locations as of May 2016. The Galaxy Saskatoon theatre built in 2006 was rebranded as Scotiabank Theatre and VIP. The Galaxy Sherwood Park and the Galaxy Regina theatre was rebranded under the Cineplex Cinemas brand in 2015.
The Famous Players brand encompasses a number of different banners and theatre designs, many of which were developed during the chain's suburban expansion, such as power centres in the late 1990s. The Famous Players banner by itself is now primarily used on six relatively "traditional" theatres, with three to ten screens and traditional concessions at each location. Except for the Prince Rupert location, each theatre has two to four RealD 3D digital screens. One location, Famous Players Pickering, will be rebranded to Cineplex Cinemas Pickering and VIP in late 2017. One of its current eight theatres will be upgraded to the UltraAVX premium large format with Dolby Atmos sound, while four new VIP auditoriums and a licensed lounge will be added to the theatre, bringing the total screen count to 12.
Only six Galaxy locations feature one UltraAVX screen each. With the exception of Chilliwack, these also offer Dolby Atmos. Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo also features a D-Box screen built separately from UltraAVX.
The Cinema City brand is used at two locations, one in Winnipeg and one in Edmonton, that predominately show second-run films. The former Cinema City McGillivray now plays first-run films and was renamed to Cineplex Odeon McGillivray and VIP Cinemas in 2012.
Cineplex also owns a minority interest in Alliance Cinemas, in partnership with Alliance Films. At its peak the chain had five locations; three locations have been sold or closed, while the two remaining locations have been up for sale since summer 2005.
On February 15, 2013, Cineplex Entertainment announced that they would buy Festival Cinemas which included the Park Theatre and Fifth Avenue Cinemas. The sale was closed on March 1, 2013.
Cineplex has discontinued the Coliseum and Colossus banners, replacing them with the Cineplex Cinemas (French: Cinémas Cineplex) banner, but the unique architectural features of these theatres has been preserved. As a result, theatres built in this fashion will feature the name of their former banner in the "Format" column of this list.
Five larger suburban theatres were originally built by Famous Players under the Coliseum (French: Colisée) banner, and are notable for their round façade. The first location was opened in Mississauga on May 16, 1997. Additional locations were opened throughout 1998 in Calgary, Ottawa and Scarborough and in late 1999 in Kirkland. Four of the five Coliseums that were a part of the 2005 acquisition from Cineplex have since been rebranded and renamed to Cineplex Cinemas.
All four feature 12 screens, of which one is UltraAVX; Scarborough also has a D-Box screen and a second UltraAVX screen among its 12 screens, while Mississauga has a thirteenth screen with digital IMAX technology. Scarborough and Ottawa also each feature an Xscape Entertainment Centre, replacing the older TechTown arcades at these locations.
The former Coliseum Shawnessy in Calgary was acquired by Empire Theatres on September 30, 2005 which was later sold to Landmark Cinemas on October 29, 2013. The round façade at Shawnessy remains intact and the theatre also features a screen with The Extra Experience, a competing technology by Landmark comparable to UltraAVX.
Larger than Coliseum were Famous Players' three Colossus theatres, re-branded to Cineplex Cinemas since 2015. The brand focused on city suburbs and was built to challenge then-competitor AMC Theatres entry into the Canadian market. Each Colossus features 19 screens, or 18 in Laval, using the following technologies: Real D 3D (seven to eight screens), UltraAVX (one or two screens), D-Box (one screen) and IMAX (one screen, excluding Laval). The theatres had a distinctive UFO design in their foyer.
All locations feature an Xscape Entertainment Centre to replace their older TechTown arcades. Colossus debuted on February 12, 1999 in Vaughan, north of Toronto. One of its screens was the first IMAX 3D theatre in Ontario. The second location opened in the Langley suburb of Vancouver on May 19, 1999. The final Colossus was opened in the Laval suburb of Montreal on November 17, 2000.
|Theatre name||City||Premium Large Format|
|Cineplex Cinemas Abbotsford & VIP||Abbotsford||UltraAVX|
|Galaxy Cinemas Chilliwack||Chilliwack||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam & VIP||Coquitlam||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas||Kamloops||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Orchard Plaza||Kelowna||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Westshore Cinemas||Langford||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Langley||Langley||UltraAVX and IMAX|
|SilverCity Mission Cinemas||Mission||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo||Nanaimo||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Esplanade||North Vancouver||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford||North Vancouver||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas||Pitt Meadows||N/A|
|Famous Players 6 Cinemas||Prince George||N/A|
|Famous Players Prince Rupert Cinemas||Prince Rupert||N/A|
|SilverCity Riverport Cinemas||Richmond||UltraAVX and IMAX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill||Surrey||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Marine Gateway and VIP||Vancouver||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas||Vancouver||N/A|
|Fifth Avenue Cinemas||Vancouver||N/A|
|Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver||Vancouver||UltraAVX (two)|
|Galaxy Cinemas Vernon||Vernon||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas||Victoria||N/A|
|SilverCity Victoria Cinemas||Victoria||IMAX|
|Scotiabank Theatre Chinook||Calgary||UltraAVX (two) and IMAX (one)|
|Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas||Calgary||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas||Calgary||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas||Calgary||UltraAVX (two)|
|Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas||Calgary||UltraAVX|
|SilverCity CrossIron Mills Cinemas & XSCAPE Entertainment Centre||Calgary||UltraAVX|
|Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton||Edmonton||UltraAVX (two) and IMAX (one)|
|Cineplex Cinemas Manning Town Centre||Edmonton||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas||Edmonton||UltraAVX (two)|
|Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas||Edmonton||UltraAVX (two)|
|Cinema City Movies 12||Edmonton||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Windermere Cinemas & VIP||Edmonton||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon Grande Prairie Cinemas||Grande Prairie||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge||Lethbridge||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat||Medicine Hat||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer||Red Deer||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park||Sherwood Park||UltraAVX|
|Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw||Moose Jaw||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert||Prince Albert||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Southland Mall Cinemas||Regina||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Regina (formerly Galaxy Cinemas Regina)||Regina||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon Centre Cinemas||Saskatoon||N/A|
|Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon & VIP (formerly Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon)||Saskatoon||UltraAVX|
|Famous Players Kildonan Place Cinemas||Winnipeg||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP||Winnipeg||N/A|
|Cinema City Northgate||Winnipeg||N/A|
|Scotiabank Theatre Polo Park Cinemas||Winnipeg||IMAX|
|SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas & XSCAPE Entertainment Centre||Winnipeg||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas||Ajax||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster (formerly SilverCity)||Ancaster||IMAX|
|Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas||Aurora||UltraAVX|
|Galaxy Cinemas Barrie||Barrie||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Belleville||Belleville||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Orion Gate||Brampton||N/A|
|SilverCity Brampton Cinemas||Brampton||UltraAVX|
|Galaxy Cinemas Brantford||Brantford||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Brockville||Brockville||N/A|
|SilverCity Burlington Cinemas||Burlington||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Clarington Place Cinemas||Bowmanville||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge||Cambridge||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Chatham||Chatham||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood||Collingwood||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall||Cornwall||N/A|
|SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre||East Gwillimbury||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Queensway||Etobicoke||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex VIP Cinemas Queensway||Etobicoke||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Guelph||Guelph||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Pergola Commons||Guelph||UltraAVX|
|SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas||Hamilton/Stoney Creek||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas||Kingston||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas||London||UltraAVX|
|SilverCity London Cinemas||London||IMAX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Markham & VIP||Markham||IMAX|
|Galaxy Cinemas Midland||Midland||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Milton||Milton||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga||Mississauga||IMAX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park 16||Mississauga||IMAX|
|Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas||Niagara Falls||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk||North York||IMAX|
|SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas||North York||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Yorkdale||North York||UltraAVX|
|Galaxy Cinemas North Bay||North Bay||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Oakville & VIP||Oakville||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill 24||Oakville||UltraAVX and IMAX|
|Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville||Orangeville||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Orillia||Orillia||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas||Oshawa||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas||Ottawa||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Lansdowne & VIP||Ottawa||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa||Ottawa||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon South Keys||Ottawa||N/A|
|Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa (formerly SilverCity Gloucester)||Ottawa||IMAX|
|Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound||Owen Sound||N/A|
|Famous Players Pickering 8||Pickering||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough||Peterborough||N/A|
|SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas (UltraAVX)||Richmond Hill||UltraAVX (two)|
|Galaxy Cinemas Sarnia (UltraAVX)||Sarnia||UltraAVX|
|Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie||Sault Ste. Marie||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Morningside||Scarborough||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough||Scarborough||UltraAVX (two)|
|Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas||Scarborough||UltraAVX|
|Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas||St. Thomas||N/A|
|SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas||Sudbury||UltraAVX|
|SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas||Thunder Bay||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP Cinemas||Toronto||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Eglinton & VIP||Toronto||UltraAVX|
|Scotiabank Theatre Toronto||Toronto||UltraAVX and IMAX|
|Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas||Toronto||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas & VIP||Toronto||UltraAVX and IMAX|
|The Beach Cinemas - Alliance Cinemas||Toronto||N/A|
|Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills||Toronto||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan||Vaughan||UltraAVX and IMAX|
|Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo||Waterloo||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Seaway Mall Cinemas||Welland||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas||Windsor||N/A|
|SilverCity Windsor Cinemas||Windsor||IMAX|
|Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas (UltraAVX)||Beauport||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon Boucherville Cinemas||Boucherville||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Brossard & VIP Cinemas||Brossard||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon Delson Cinemas||Delson||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Carrefour Dorion Cinemas||Dorion||N/A|
|Starcité Gatineau Cinemas||Gatineau||UltraAVX|
|Colisée Kirkland Cinemas||Kirkland||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon Place LaSalle Cinemas||LaSalle||N/A|
|Famous Players Carrefour Angrignon Cinemas||LaSalle||N/A|
|Cinémas Cineplex Laval||Laval||UltraAVX|
|Scotiabank Theatre Montreal||Montreal||UltraAVX and IMAX|
|StarCité Montreal Cinemas||Montreal||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Odeon Forum 22||Montreal||UltraAVX and IMAX|
|Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin||Montreal||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall Cinemas||Montreal||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke||Rock Forest||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Saint-Bruno Cinemas||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Capitol St. Jean||Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu||N/A|
|Cineplex Odeon Sainte-Foy Cinemas||Sainte-Foy||UltraAVX|
|Galaxy Cinemas Victoriaville||Victoriaville||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Dieppe||Dieppe||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Fredericton||Fredericton||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Miramichi||Miramichi||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Trinity Drive||Moncton||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Saint John||Saint John||UltraAVX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Amherst||Amherst||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Antigonish||Antigonish||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Bridgewater||Bridgewater||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Dartmouth Crossing||Dartmouth||UltraAVX|
|Scotiabank Theatre Halifax||Halifax||IMAX|
|Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane||Halifax||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Oxford||Halifax||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Lower Sackville||Lower Sackville||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas New Glasgow||New Glasgow||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas New Minas||New Minas||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Sydney||Sydney||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Truro||Truto||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Yarmouth||Yarmouth||N/A|
Prince Edward Island
|Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown||Charlottetown||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Summerside||Summerside||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Millbrook||Corner Brook||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Mount Pearl||Mount Pearl||N/A|
|Scotiabank Theatre St. John's||St. John's||IMAX|
|Theatre name||City||Premium Large Format|
- Cineplex Cinemas Seton & VIP
- Cineplex Cinemas Downtown Edmonton and VIP (to open in 2018).
- Galaxy Cinemas North Barrie
- Cineplex Cinemas Fairview Park & VIP
- Cineplex Cinemas Field Centre
- Famous Players Richmond Centre -closed, now the dining terrace (food court)
- Famous Players Westmount Centre - became Empire Theatres in 2005 and closed in 2011 (now abandoned)
- Cineplex Odeon Sherway Cinemas - Opened in 1987. Closed in 2001 after the 18-screen Queensway cinema opened, now used by Sears.
- Cineplex Odeon First Markham Place Cinemas - Closed in 2015 after Downtown Markham and VIP opened.
- Cineplex Odeon Square One Cinemas - sold to Empire Theatres in 2005 and again to Landmark in 2013. Closed on October 3, 2014 and converted into retail use.
- SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas (UltraAVX) - Opened in 1997 and closed on May 1, 2014.
- Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande Cinemas - Closed in 2013.
- Cineplex Odeon Scarborough Town Centre 12 Cinemas - Opened in 1981 and closed in 2000. Space now occupied by Gap stores.
- Famous Players Cedarbrae 8 Cinemas - Opened in 1969, closed in 2003 and demolished
- Famous Players Imperial 6 Cinemas - Operated from 1972-1988 as a cinema, but partially taken over by Cineplex Odeon in 1986. See article for more information.
- Famous Players Uptown Theatre - Opened in 1920 as Loew's Uptown, acquired in the mid-1970s by Famous Players until its closure in 2003 due to accessibility laws.
- Cineplex Cinemas Rothesay - It opened as an Empire Theatres location and was acquired by Cineplex in October 2013. Cineplex closed this location on January 18, 2015 after its lease expired, focusing on the Saint John location instead.
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