AMC Theatres sells six Canadian locations

It was announced today that AMC Entertainment — the Kansas City-based theatre chain — has been sold in North America. Six AMC theatres in Canada have been purchased by two other chains — Empire Theatres acquired two in the Greater Toronto area and Cineplex has purchased four in Ontario and Quebec. Theatres acquired by Cineplex include: AMC Courtney Park in Mississauga, AMC Yonge & Dundas in Toronto, AMC Winston Churchill in Oakville and AMC Forum in Montreal. Empire will add two Ontario theatres to their network —  AMC Kanata 24 in Kanata and AMC Whitby 24 in Whitby. The exact date of the transaction has yet to be determined but it will happen within the next few weeks. AMC continues to explore options for its two remaining theatres in Canada — AMC Interchange 30 and AMC Kennedy Commons 24.

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  1. NoT ReQUiRED • June 21, 2012 @ 6:32 PM

    good to know

  2. C-Dub • June 21, 2012 @ 7:46 PM

    I liked the AMC way of showing movies, it’s like smaller portions but all the time..if you’re late for a movie it seemed there was another same movie about to start.
    But on the flip side Cineplex rocks. Expensive, but I like the rewards and the old movies on weekends and free drink/poopcorn Tues.

  3. Meh • June 21, 2012 @ 9:33 PM

    It happened already.

  4. Dude • June 21, 2012 @ 10:34 PM

    That’s a shame. AMC was really great for showing independent films.

  5. Colin • June 22, 2012 @ 5:56 AM

    I hope they keep showing international movies.

  6. Suneagle • June 22, 2012 @ 11:17 AM

    We have to many international movie theaters. You want international go to Scarborough town centre. I want more places to pic from when AVX in STC is not showing my favorite Blockbuster. In the last few years STC which has the best AVX had to share movies and wern’t allowed to get movies like Avatar, Lord Of The Rings, Avengers and probably the new Batman 3 all because they said they have to share what they show compared to AMC Kennedy so I hope they make the change very soon as more and more AVX theaters and Now Empires BOOMING IMAX experience and it’s own brand of fries lol they are sure to win over the audience and STC will slowly have its demise. Eglington Town centre now has an AVX theater cheaper and Better. We saw Prometheus and wow the theater had so much Base more than STC we were shaking in our seats. Amazing! So Good Luck STC.

  7. spike • June 22, 2012 @ 1:03 PM

    Wow, that sucks. AMC had a great deal on weekends and summer with $6 movies before noon. For the last 5 years i have only seen movies before noon. Hope empire keeps that deal in whitby 24. but i doubt it.

  8. Samsquanch • July 5, 2012 @ 3:42 PM

    If the $6 before noon deal disappears, I will no longer be watching movies in the theatre. High ticket prices is one reason people download movies.

  9. theresa • July 13, 2012 @ 11:23 PM

    So disappointed in the sale of our favourite AMC in Whitby! Seems the large bag of popcorn is smaller than AMC, plus there’s a charge for toppings! WTF!! Plus they’ve taken away our movie watcher cards which we’ve had since the theatre opened! Have cineplex scene cards as well but they don’t seem to offer anything valuable to me. I will definitely miss everything familiar about this theatre chain! Sorry to see you go!! 🙁

  10. theresa • July 13, 2012 @ 11:25 PM

    Will also miss free Popcorn on Wednesdays!

  11. blogger • August 28, 2012 @ 4:54 PM

    Kennedy Commons is now closed.

  12. Mike • August 30, 2012 @ 2:30 PM

    AMC KENNEDY COMMONS IS CLOSED???!!! Frig… my fav location to go see a movie, especially independent or foreign. Liked the lack of crowds late at night and the early deal of $6 before noon. Won’t miss the snooty little attendants at the door though… walked in with a small coffee once and was told to either chug it or throw it out. I said “make me… it’s over 95% water and your coffee sux.” I walked in with her saying “then drink it in the lobby” and I said, “Yeah sure” and walked into my movie. I get the food thing for sure and even pop… but a coffee??? Anyways… good-bye AMC… spent many a late evening decompressing from a busy job getting lost in a movie, in a comfy, quiet theatre… you will be missed.

  13. Dawn • September 7, 2012 @ 11:18 AM

    Total agreement with above post. Kennedy Commons was AWESOME! The only place to get those small independent or unusual films without going downtown. Easy access to 401, good parking, lots around it. I will sorely miss this theatre and hope those who purchased it will reopen it with the same unique offerings.

    WOW – what a shame.

  14. dhruv • September 9, 2012 @ 10:13 AM

    Amc kennedy commons was my favorite place to hang out for a good international film.going to miss the nachos and the 6$ deal before noon. I hope the chain which acquires it keep the 6$ deal.

  15. Lisa • September 17, 2012 @ 5:35 PM

    I can’t believe they closed AMC Kennedy Commons! It was a great location and always showed a wide range of movies. Comfy chairs, too. I hope that either AMC reopens it, or sells it to someone else to reopen SOON. What a waste of a great theatre!

  16. Sher • October 5, 2012 @ 1:53 AM

    Will sorely miss AMC Kennedy Commons. I join everyone who says I hope they reopen soon with good deals. A real waste if they don’t.

  17. YS • October 6, 2012 @ 1:10 PM

    Heartbroken that AMC Kennedy Commons has gone. Our favourite family spot for ease of getting to, not having to fight crowds, and just enjoying good movies. Yes, please, re-open with good deals. Can’t imagine shifting my paradigm to go elsewhere. Shame, you can’t stop progress (read ‘destruction’).

  18. Joo • November 6, 2012 @ 9:12 AM

    Way to cancel the $6 morning movies ya faggots

  19. garybrown • February 26, 2013 @ 3:06 PM

    They say there going to drop amc. From Rodger. It looks like I’m going to have to drop rogers and go with bell or something

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