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AB Calgary Cineplex Cinemas East Hills
Calgary Cineplex Cinemas Seton and VIP
Calgary Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing
Calgary Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market
Calgary Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas
Calgary Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas
Calgary Cineplex VIP Cinemas University District
Calgary Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
Edmonton Cineplex Cinemas Manning Town Centre
Edmonton Cineplex Cinemas North Edmonton and VIP
Edmonton Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas
Edmonton Cineplex Odeon Windermere & VIP Cinemas
Edmonton Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
Grande Prairie Cineplex Odeon Grande Prairie
Lethbridge Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge
Medicine Hat Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat
Red Deer Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer
Rocky View SilverCity CrossIron Mills Cinemas & XSCAPE Entertainment Centre
Sherwood Park Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park
BC Abbotsford Cineplex Cinemas Abbotsford & VIP
Burnaby Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis
Burnaby Cineplex VIP Cinemas Brentwood
Chilliwack Galaxy Cinemas Chilliwack
Coquitlam Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam and VIP
Kamloops Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall
Kelowna Cineplex Cinemas Orchard Plaza
Langford Cineplex Odeon Westshore Cinemas
Langley Cineplex Cinemas Langley
Mission SilverCity Mission Cinemas
Nanaimo Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo
Pitt Meadows Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas
Prince George Famous Players 6 Cinemas
Prince Rupert Famous Players Prince Rupert Cinemas
Richmond SilverCity Riverport Cinemas
Surrey Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill
Vancouver Cineplex Cinemas Marine Gateway and VIP
Vancouver Cineplex Fifth Avenue Cinemas
Vancouver Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
Vancouver Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
Vancouver The Park Theatre
Vernon Galaxy Cinemas Vernon
Victoria Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas
Victoria SilverCity Victoria Cinemas
West Vancouver Cineplex Cinemas Park Royal and VIP
MB Winnipeg Cinema City Northgate
Winnipeg Cineplex Junxion Kildonan Place
Winnipeg Cineplex Odeon McGillivray and VIP Cinema
Winnipeg Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg
Winnipeg SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas
NB Dieppe Cineplex Cinemas Dieppe
Fredericton Cineplex Cinemas Fredericton
Miramichi Cineplex Cinemas Miramichi
Moncton Cineplex Cinemas Trinity Drive
Saint John Cineplex Cinemas Saint John
NL Corner Brook Cineplex Cinemas Millbrook
St. John's Scotiabank Theatre St. John's
NS Bridgewater Cineplex Cinemas Bridgewater
Dartmouth Cineplex Cinemas Dartmouth Crossing
Halifax Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
Halifax Scotiabank Theatre Halifax
Lower Sackville Cineplex Cinemas Lower Sackville
New Glasgow Cineplex Cinemas New Glasgow
New Minas Cineplex Cinemas New Minas
Sydney Cineplex Cinemas Sydney
Truro Cineplex Cinemas Truro
Yarmouth Cineplex Cinemas Yarmouth
ON Ajax Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas
Ancaster Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster
Aurora Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas
Barrhaven Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas
Barrie Cineplex Cinemas North Barrie
Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Barrie
Belleville Galaxy Cinemas Belleville
Brampton SilverCity Brampton Cinemas
Brantford Galaxy Cinemas Brantford
Brockville Galaxy Cinemas Brockville
Burlington SilverCity Burlington Cinemas
Cambridge Cineplex Cinemas Cambridge
Chatham Galaxy Cinemas Chatham
Clarington Cineplex Odeon Clarington Place Cinemas
Collingwood Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood
Cornwall Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall
Gloucester Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa
Guelph Galaxy Cinemas Guelph
Guelph Galaxy Cinemas Pergola Commons
Hamilton Cineplex Cinemas Hamilton Mountain
Kingston Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road
Kitchener Cineplex Cinemas Kitchener & VIP
London Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas
London SilverCity London Cinemas
Markham Cineplex Cinemas Markham and VIP
Midland Galaxy Cinemas Midland
Milton Cineplex Cinemas Milton
Mississauga Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park
Mississauga Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga
Mississauga Cineplex Junxion Erin Mills
Newmarket SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas & XSCAPE Entertainment Centre
Niagara Falls Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square
North Bay Galaxy Cinemas North Bay
Oakville Cineplex Cinemas Oakville and VIP
Oakville Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill & VIP
Orangeville Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville
Orillia Galaxy Cinemas Orillia
Oshawa Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
Ottawa Cineplex Cinemas Lansdowne and VIP
Ottawa Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa
Ottawa Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
Owen Sound Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound
Peterborough Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
Pickering Cineplex Cinemas Pickering and VIP
Richmond Hill SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas
Sarnia Galaxy Cinemas Sarnia
Sault Ste. Marie Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste Marie
St. Thomas Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas
Sudbury SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
Thunder Bay SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Beaches
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Fairview Mall
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Queensway & VIP
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Varsity and VIP
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Eglinton and VIP
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Yorkdale
Toronto Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas
Toronto Cineplex Odeon Morningside Cinemas
Toronto Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills
Toronto Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Vaughan Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan
Waterloo Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
Welland Cineplex Odeon Seaway Mall Cinemas
Windsor Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall
PE Summerside Cineplex Cinemas Summerside
West Royalty Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown
QC Brossard Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Brossard et VIP
Dorion Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Carrefour Dorion
Gatineau Cinéma Starcité Gatineau
Kirkland Cinéma Cineplex Kirkland
LaSalle Famous Players Carrefour Angrignon
Laval Cinéma Cineplex Laval
Montréal Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal
Montréal Cinéma Cineplex Forum et VIP
Montréal Cinéma Cineplex Quartier Latin
Montréal Cinéma Starcité Montréal
Québec City Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Beauport
Québec City Les Galeries de la Capitale
Rock Forest Cinéma Galaxy Sherbrooke
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Cinéma Capitol St-Jean
St-Bruno Cinéma Cineplex Odeon St-Bruno
Ste-Foy Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Ste-Foy
Victoriaville Cinéma Galaxy Victoriaville
SK Moose Jaw Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw
Prince Albert Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert
Regina Cineplex Cinemas Normanview
Regina Cineplex Cinemas Southland
Saskatoon Cineplex Cinemas at The Centre
Saskatoon Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon & VIP

About Cineplex

In 1957 Nathan Taylor created the first theatre in the world&8212;the Elgin Theatre in Ottawa&8212;that was able to show two different films at the same time. He is credited as being the inventor of the multiplex. Fast forward to April 19, 1979, when Cineplex Odeon Corporation was founded by Garth Drabinsky and Taylor. The name is a merger of the words "cinema" and "complex." The doors to the first location opened in Canada at Toronto's Eaton Centre. This 18-screen multiplex theatre earned them a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest theatre. The enterprise gained momentum and they opened many more locations across Canada, as well as throughout the United States and Europe.

Cineplex Odeon is now operated by Cineplex Entertainment in Canada and AMC Theatres in the United States. Today, Cineplex Entertainment operates over 170 theatres across all 10 Canadian provinces with over 1,600 screens. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Ontario.

Cineplex Entertainment
1303 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, M4T 2Y9
Phone: 1-800-313-4461

SCENE card
Cineplex Entertainment and Scotiabank co-own a loyalty rewards program called the SCENE card. It was introduced in 2007. It's free to join and members can earn points on various purchases, including movie tickets and concessions. Members also receive ten per cent off concessions.

Special features and extras
Select theatres offer closed-captioned "CC" viewing systems. Select locations also host special events such as "Stars and Strollers," where you can enjoy a movie in a baby-friendly environment with lowered volume and dimmed lighting. A changing table is also available.

Select theatres offer "Sensory Friendly Screenings" for people with autism spectrum disorder and their families. These screenings include 2D projection, increased auditorium lighting, lower volume and smaller crowds. Theatres will also allow families to bring in outside food and take a break from screenings in a nearby "calm zone."

D-BOX offers a hyper-realistic, immersive entertainment experience in which each haptic seat moves with the action on the screen. Each seat comes with a control box in which the moviegoer can adjust the intensity of the haptic feedback by turning the motion, vibrations and textures up and down.

Famous Players
The origins of theatre in Canada date all the way back to 1912 when Hungarian immigrant Adolph Zukor founded the Famous Players Film Company as the American distributor for a French film production. He'd briefly gotten into the theatre business in 1903 when he loaned money to his cousin, Max Goldstein, who wanted to invest in a chain of theatres that began in Buffalo. In 1920 Famous Players merged with Canadian N.L. Nathanson's Paramount Theatre chain, which was established in 1916, and Famous Players-Canadian Corporation was born. Rather than staying in the business of launching theatres, Zukor soon got involved in film production and went on to become the president of Paramount Pictures.

In 1923, Famous Players acquired many more theatres when it bought out its rival, Allen Theatres. In 1929, the first sound system was installed, adding a new dimension to movies.

Prior to Cineplex acquiring Famous Players in 2005 for $500 million, Famous was Canada's top film exhibitor, with Cineplex-Galaxy ranking second. At one point, Famous Players had numerous drive-ins, but they were later closed in favor of modern theatres.

Odeon Theatres of Canada
Just over a decade later in January 1941, the Canadian Odeon theatre franchise was founded by Paul Nathanson, son of Nathan L. Nathanson. Their focus was to create a more modern environment with air-conditioning and guest comfort in mind. The company was sold to the British Rank Corporation in 1946, although it retained its name. At the time, it held over 100 theatres in Canada. Over the following decades, these two companies would remain rivals. Years later, in 1978, Odeon Canada was sold to the Canadian Theatres chain, forming Canadian Odeon Theatres. In 1984, it was bought out by Cineplex, forming Cineplex Odeon. The Canadian Bronfman family was a major investor in the purchase.

Galaxy Entertainment Inc.
Galaxy Entertainment Inc. was founded in 1999 by Ellis Jacob and Steven Brown. Both Jacob and Brown were former executives with the Cineplex Odeon Corp. The goal for the company was to bring big-city entertainment to mid-size Canadian communities.

In 2003, Cineplex recovered from insolvency and merged with Galaxy Entertainment. The two companies became Cineplex-Galaxy Income Trust and went public on the TSX. By 2005, the company doubled in size by acquiring its largest competitor, Famous Players, for $500 million after mass media company Viacom announced its plans to sell. A year later, Cineplex-Galaxy changed their name to Cineplex Entertainment.

Empire Theatres
In 2013, Nova Scotia-based Empire Theatres decided it was going to leave the movie screening business. Empire Theatres was formed when the Sobey family purchased the Atlantic divisions of Canadian Odeon Theatres (later known as Cineplex Odeon). The chain was a part of Empire Company Ltd., the Canadian holding company of the Sobey family that deals mostly in food retail and corporate investments.

Frank H. Sobey (May 24, 1902 - December 15, 1985) was a Canadian entrepreneur who was also the primary force behind the Sobeys grocery store chain. His father owned a meat delivery business and when Frank joined the company, he convinced him to add produce to the business, leading to the beginning of the Sobey's Food Chain, which would become the second largest retail food distribution company in Canada. In the early 1940s, Frank wanted to purchase a building for a supermarket—property that was owned by Empire Company Ltd. To be able to purchase the building, he bought the entire company. The company became the Sobey family's holding company and was privatized in 1981.

Using Empire Company Ltd, Frank purchased and renamed a local drive-in, paving the way for a chain of movie theatres known as Empire Theatres.

In 1984, Empire gained possession of select Famous Players theatres, including ones in Newfoundland and Labrador. Through the 1980s and 1990s, Empire Theatres' largest competitor was Famous Players, but with Famous Players focusing improvements elsewhere, they sold their Atlantic Canada screens to Empire in 2004. In September 2005, Empire Theatres, which owned a total of 24 theatres across the Atlantic provinces and two in Ontario, acquired 27 more movie theatres spanning from British Columbia to Ontario, with a total of 202 screens from Cineplex Galaxy, as a result of Cineplex Galaxy's acquisition of Famous Players Theatres. In December 2009, they had 49 screens equipped with digital projection and RealD 3D capabilities.

In June 2012, Empire purchased two more theatres in Kanata and Whitby, Ontario, from AMC Theatres, each with 24 screens and an IMAX auditorium.

On June 27, 2013, Empire Company announced it would not continue with their theatre operations, instead focusing on their retail and real estate operations such as Sobeys.

Cineplex bought 24 Empire Theatres -13 in Nova Scotia, 2 in Prince&8212; Edward Island, 6 in New Brunswick and 3 in Newfoundland. Empire sold its remaining 20 locations in Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia and Ontario to Landmark Cinemas. Rainbow Cinemas purchased the Elgin Mills location in Richmond Hill in October 2013.

Three Empire theatres were not sold and were closed. They include a drive-in in Nova Scotia, Empire Theatres Victoria in British Columbia and Westmount Centre Empire in Edmonton. They will be sold for real estate.

The Richmond Hill Elgin Mills location was sold to Rainbow Cinemas in October 2013.

Scotiabank Theatres
There are seven Scotiabank Theatres across Canada, all owned by Cineplex. Previously known as Paramount Theatre, the Toronto Scotiabank Theatre is located in the Entertainment District of downtown Toronto at the RioCan Hall. It opened in 1999 with 14 screens and 4500 seats. Scotiabank Theatre also introduced Toronto's first 3D IMAX screen. The other Scotiabank Theatres are located in Edmonton, Vancouver, St. John's, Saskatoon (which includes a VIP theatre), Halifax and Chinook.

Festival Cinemas
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Festival Cinemas was founded in 1978. With three locations (Park Theatre, Fifth Avenue Cinemas and the Ridge Theatre) their goal was to showcase Canadian specialty art and high quality films, whereas other theatres focused on Hollywood films. Leonard Schein acquired the Ridge in Kitsilano on March 30, 1978. He was drawn to the location because it was near the University of British Columbia—college-aged students being an important part of his target audience. In 1980, Leonard bought the Vancouver East Cinema, the Park, the Varsity, the Starlight, and finally, Fifth Avenue Cinemas. After selling them all in 2001, he decided to re-purchase the Park. The Vancouver East Cinema, the Varsity and the Starlight were demolished to make way for supermarkets and condominiums. In 2013 it was announced that their Vancouver location, the Ridge Theatre, would also be turned into a condominium complex. Shortly after, the remaining two theatres (Fifth Avenue Cinemas and Park Theatre) were sold to Cineplex Entertainment. After 35 years, president of Festival Cinemas Leonard Schein and owner Tom Lightburn decided to retire from the movie theatre business.

Cinema City
Cinema City is a theatre company that operated two theatres in Canada: Cinema City Movies 12 in Edmonton and Cinema City Northgate in Winnipeg.

In 2012, it was announced that Cinema City would undergo a huge transformation after becoming part of the Cineplex chain. Cineplex Entertainment's $4.5 million renovation would transform Winnipeg's 12 existing rooms into eight traditional rooms and three VIP cinemas. The concession stands also underwent an overhaul, with foods such as burgers and fries. VIP offerings include calamari and alcohol. Additional options include TCBY frozen yogurt, Outtakes and Pizza Pizza.

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