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; known as Cineplex Odeon Cinemas for many pre-2013 locations) is the company's most widespread banner, with 87 locations as of June 2015. The newest locations feature a wide variety of movies and some branded concessions, although most locations (even those built through the late 1990s) have traditional concessions only. Locations range from small mall multiplexes to large, ultra-modern locations. Most locations are designated in larger populated cities.
SilverCity and StarCité
The group runs 21 SilverCity cinemas outside of Quebec, plus two StarCité locations in the Gatineau and Montreal cities of Quebec. Although originated by Famous Players, Cineplex has continued to build new SilverCity complexes since their merger. Each theatre has 7 to 20 screens, with the majority having 10 or 12 screens. Twelve locations feature UltraAVX in one of their screens, while another four locations use UltraAVX for two of their screens. Seven locations feature IMAX Digital in one of their screens. Six locations feature an Xscape arcade. Several former SilverCity locations have since been rebranded as Cineplex Cinemas. The first SilverCity opened in 1997 was a Mississauga location, but closed on May 1, 2014. Many of the SilverCity theatres (such as the St. Catharines location) were sold to Empire Theatres in 2005 (later owned by Landmark Cinemas).
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 or more screens, branded concessions and stadium-style seating, much like SilverCity. There are 34 Galaxy Cinemas locations as of June 2013. The Galaxy Saskatoon theatre built in 2006 was rebranded as Scotiabank Theatre and VIP.
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 seven 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.
Cineplex VIP Cinemas
Cineplex currently has 14 Cineplex VIP Cinemas presented by Scotiabank. Cineplex debuted this purpose-built concept around 1998 at Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP in Toronto, Ontario. At most locations where they are present, VIP Cinemas exist as an enclosed space separate from the rest of the theatre. Prior to entering these spaces, tickets can be purchased at an exclusive box office. The VIP area itself 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.
Seven Cineplex complexes use the Scotiabank Theatre banner. (An eighth location in Montreal is branded in French as Cinémas Banque Scotia, but upgraded to bilingual French/English signage in 2015.) The name 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 (stockholders, company executives, etc.) in addition to the assorted amenities offered through Cineplex Entertainment locations of other brands. Each location features 9 to 17 screens, of which six to nine are RealD 3D screen, one or two (none in Halifax or St. John's) are UltraAVX and one (none in Saskatoon or Vancouver) is IMAX. Montreal, Toronto and Calgary feature D-Box as one of their screens. A licensed lounge serving alcohol is available at all locations except for Vancouver, Halifax and St. John's. The first four locations opened in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver by Famous Players as Paramount theatres. Cineplex had to discontinue the Paramount branding when it acquired the theatres, so it rebranded them to Scotiabank. Another two theatres, Edmonton and Saskatoon, were formerly branded as SilverCity and Galaxy respectively. The Halifax and St. John's locations were originally owned by Empire Theatres, but were purchased by Cineplex and rebranded as Cineplex Cinemas in October 2013, then to Scotiabank Theatre in November 2014.
The Cinema City brand is used at one location in Winnipeg and Edmonton that predominately show second-run films. The former Cinema City McGillivray 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, 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 three feature 12 screens and an Xscape Entertainment Centre (no Xscape at Kirkland or Mississauga), of which one is UltraAVX, although Mississauga also features IMAX Digital on a thirteenth screen. Additionally, Scarborough now features D-Box. 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 18 screens (19 in Langley), of which one is UltraAVX and another is D-Box. 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 the Vaughan suburb of North York in Toronto. One of its screens was the first IMAX 3D theatre in Ontario. The second location featured an IMAX 2D theatre and 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, the only location to lack an IMAX theatre.
|Theatre name||City||Format||Former owner||UltraAVX||IMAX Digital||XScape|
|Cineplex Cinemas Abbotsford & VIP||Abbotsford||Cineplex||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Chilliwack||Chilliwack||Galaxy||?|
|SilverCity Coquitlam & VIP Cinemas||Coquitlam||SilverCity||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas||Langley||Cineplex||?|
|Famous Players Orchard Plaza 5 Cinemas||Kelowna||Famous Players||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Cinemas Langley||Kamloops||Colossus||Famous Players|
|SilverCity Mission Cinemas||Mission||SilverCity||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo||Nanaimo||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford||North Vancouver||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas||Pitt Meadows||Cineplex||?|
|Famous Players 6 Cinemas||Prince George||Famous Players||Famous Players|
|Famous Players Prince Rupert Cinemas||Prince Rupert||Famous Players||Famous Players|
|SilverCity Riverport Cinemas||Richmond||SilverCity||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill||Surrey||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas||Vancouver||Cineplex||?|
|Fifth Avenue Cinemas||Vancouver||?||?|
|Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver||Vancouver||Scotiabank Theatre||Famous Players|
|Galaxy Cinemas Vernon||Vernon||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas||Victoria||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Westshore||Victoria||Cineplex||?|
|SilverCity Victoria Cinemas||Victoria||SilverCity||?|
|Scotiabank Theatre Chinook||Calgary||Scotiabank Theatre||?||(two)|
|Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas||Calgary||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas||Calgary||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas||Calgary||Cineplex||?||(two)|
|Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas||Calgary||Cineplex||?|
|SilverCity CrossIron Mills Cinemas & XSCAPE Entertainment Centre||Calgary||SilverCity||?|
|Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton||Edmonton||Scotiabank Theatre||Famous Players||(two)|
|Cineplex Cinemas Manning & VIP||Edmonton||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas||Edmonton||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas||Edmonton||Cineplex||?||(two)|
|Cinema City Movies 12||Edmonton||Cinema City||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Windermere & VIP Cinemas||Edmonton||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Grande Prairie||Grande Prairie||Cineplex||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge||Lethbridge||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat||Medicine Hat||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer||Red Deer||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Sherwood Park||Sherwood Park||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw||Moose Jaw||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert||Prince Albert||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Southland Mall Cinemas||Regina||Cineplex||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Regina||Regina||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Centre Cinemas||Saskatoon||Cineplex||?|
|Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon & VIP (formerly Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon) (UltraAVX)||Saskatoon||Scotiabank Theatre||?|
|Famous Players Kildonan Place Cinemas||Winnipeg||Famous Players||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Odeon McGillivray and VIP Cinemas||Winnipeg||Cineplex||?|
|Cinema City Northgate||Winnipeg||Cinema City||?|
|SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas||Winnipeg||SilverCity||?|
|SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas & XSCAPE Entertainment Centre||Winnipeg||SilverCity||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas||Ajax||Cineplex||?|
|SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas||Ancaster||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas||Aurora||Cineplex||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Barrie||Barrie||Cineplex||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Belleville||Belleville||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Orion Gate||Brampton||Cineplex||?|
|SilverCity Brampton Cinemas||Brampton||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Galaxy Cinemas Brantford||Brantford||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Brockville||Brockville||Galaxy||?|
|SilverCity Burlington Cinemas||Burlington||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Odeon Clarington Place Cinemas||Bowmanville||Cineplex||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge||Cambridge||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Chatham||Chatham||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood||Collingwood||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall||Cornwall||Galaxy||?|
|SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre||East Gwillimbury||Famous Players||?|
|Cineplex Cinemas Queensway||Etobicoke||Cineplex||N/A|
|Cineplex VIP Cinemas Queensway||Etobicoke||VIP||N/A|
|Galaxy Cinemas Guelph Guelph||Guelph||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Pergola Commons||Guelph||Galaxy||?|
|SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas||Hamilton/Stoney Creek||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas||Kingston||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas||London||Cineplex||?|
|SilverCity London Cinemas||London||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Cinemas Markham & VIP||Markham||Cineplex||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Midland||Midland||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Milton||Milton||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga||Mississauga||Coliseum||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park 16||Mississauga||Cineplex||AMC Theatres|
|Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas||Niagara Falls||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk||North York||Cineplex/SilverCity||Empire Theatres
|SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas||North York||SilverCity||Rainbow Cinemas|
|Cineplex Cinemas Yorkdale||North York||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Galaxy Cinemas North Bay||North Bay||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Cinemas Oakville & VIP||Oakville||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill 24||Oakville||Cineplex||AMC Theatres||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville||Orangeville||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Orillia||Orillia||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas||Oshawa||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas||Ottawa||Cineplex||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Lansdowne & VIP||Ottawa||Cineplex||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa||Ottawa||Coliseum||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Odeon South Keys||Ottawa||Cineplex||N/A|
|SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas||Ottawa||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound||Owen Sound||Galaxy||?|
|Famous Players Pickering 8||Pickering||Famous Players||Famous Players|
|Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough||Peterborough||Galaxy||?|
|SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas (UltraAVX)||Richmond Hill||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Galaxy Cinemas Sarnia (UltraAVX)||Sarnia||Galaxy||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie||Sault Ste. Marie||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Morningside||Scarborough||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough||Scarborough||Coliseum||Famous Players||(two)|
|Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas||Scarborough||Cineplex||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas||St. Thomas||Galaxy||?|
|SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas||Sudbury||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas||Thunder Bay||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP Cinemas||Toronto||Cineplex||?|
|SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas||Toronto||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Scotiabank Theatre Toronto||Toronto||Scotiabank Theatre||Famous Players|
|Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas||Toronto||Famous Players||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas & VIP||Toronto||Cineplex||AMC Theatres|
|The Beach Cinemas - Alliance Cinemas||Toronto||Alliance Cinemas||?|
|Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills||Toronto||VIP||N/A|
|Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan||Vaughan||Colossus||Famous Players|
|Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo||Waterloo||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Seaway Mall Cinemas||Welland||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas||Windsor||Cineplex||?|
|SilverCity Windsor Cinemas||Windsor||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas (UltraAVX)||Beauport||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Boucherville Cinemas||Boucherville||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Brossard & VIP Cinemas||Brossard||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Delson Cinemas||Delson||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Carrefour Dorion Cinemas||Dorion||Cineplex||?|
|Starcité Gatineau Cinemas||Gatineau||SilverCity||Famous Players|
|Colisée Kirkland Cinemas||Kirkland||Coliseum||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Place LaSalle Cinemas||LaSalle||Cineplex||?|
|Famous Players Carrefour Angrignon Cinemas||LaSalle||Famous Players||Famous Players|
|Cinémas Cineplex Laval||Laval||Colossus||?|
|Scotiabank Theatre Montreal||Montreal||Scotiabank Theatre||Famous Players|
|StarCité Montreal Cinemas||Montreal||SilverCity||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Forum 22||Montreal||Cineplex||AMC Theatres|
|Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin||Montreal||Cineplex||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall Cinemas||Montreal||Cineplex||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke||Rock Forest||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Saint-Bruno Cinemas||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville||Cineplex||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Capitol St. Jean||Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Odeon Sainte-Foy Cinemas||Sainte-Foy||Cineplex||?|
|Galaxy Cinemas Victoriaville||Victoriaville||Galaxy||?|
|Cineplex Cinemas Dieppe||Dieppe||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Fredericton||Fredericton||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Miramichi||Miramichi||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Trinity Drive||Moncton||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Saint John||Saint John||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Amherst||Amherst||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Antigonish||Antigonish||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Bridgewater||Bridgewater||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Dartmouth Crossing||Dartmouth||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Scotiabank Theatre Halifax||Halifax||Scotiabank Theatre||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane||Halifax||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Oxford||Halifax||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Lower Sackville||Lower Sackville||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas New Glasgow||New Glasgow||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas New Minas||New Minas||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Sydney||Sydney||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Truro||Truto||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Yarmouth||Yarmouth||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
Prince Edward Island
|Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown||Charlottetown||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Summerside||Summerside||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Millbrook||Corner Brook||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Cineplex Cinemas Mount Pearl||Mount Pearl||Cineplex||Empire Theatres|
|Scotiabank Theatre St. John's||St. John's||Scotiabank Theatre||Empire Theatres|
|Theatre name||City||Format||Former owner||UltraAVX||IMAX Digital||XScape|
- Cineplex Cinemas Marine Gateway & VIP
- 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 Lansdowne Park & VIP
- Cineplex Cinemas Field Centre
- Coliseum Calgary Cinemas - sold to Empire Theatres in 2005 and again to Landmark in 2013.
- Paramount Theatre Calgary - became Scotiabank Theatre Chinook in 2007.
- Famous Players SilverCity Edmonton - became Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton in 2007.
- 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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- Mike Rivest. "Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga". Cinema Treasures. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
- Mike Rivest. "Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan". Cinema Treasures. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
- Mike Rivest. "Cineplex Cinemas Langley". Cinema Treasures. Retrieved April 27, 2015.