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telliott commented about AMC Interchange 30 on May 9, 2014 at 9:39 am

I noticed that too. Too bad things didn’t work out. We went there opening weekend and it was a madhouse! Went there a lot over the years. It used to share big new releases with the Colossus, but eventually that got all the new releases. As David mentioned maybe AMC shouldn’t have entered Canada, but then most of them did have several good years. I had seen films in all of the Toronto area ones except Whitby. It will be interesting to see what becomes of the site, probably more restaurants.

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telliott commented about King Square Cinemas on May 8, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Well when you Google Paramount Saint John and it shows photos with the Famous Players logo and marquee, it looks identical to this one.

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telliott commented about SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas on May 5, 2014 at 11:05 am

I would have thought that too Jason, but the Silvercity Oakville has VIP screens and technically the Winston Churchill is in Oakville so I don’t think they will. I’m wondering if they will open another Silvercity elsewhere in Mississauga since there are several areas of the city without a theatre nearby. For a city of it’s size, it is now left with 3 multiplexes, 2 of which are city centre and one older style 4 screen mall cinema, also near city centre. No one has built anything south of the QEW.

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telliott commented about Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas on May 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

The five new VIP cinemas open here on Friday May 9. I wonder if they will have a separate entrance like the new ones at the Queensway and where it will be.

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telliott commented about SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas on May 3, 2014 at 10:32 am

Yes, I think they put that in there in 2011

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telliott commented about SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas on May 2, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Officially closed as per their website

http://www.cineplex.com/Promos/TheatreClosed

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telliott commented about SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas on May 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Yes Jason, 5 minutes down the road. Considering it is so close, I’m surprised it lasted so long. I still don’t get why Cineplex was allowed to keep this when they took over the Winston Churchill. Isn’t that why they had to divest certain locations across the country? Yet years ago chains were allowed to build locations right near each other as an example Famous Players wanted to expand their Square One location but couldn’t so built the Sussex Centre 4 right across the street from the mall. So why was that allowed but when certain companies take over other chains they have to give up some. Doesn’t make sense to me. Years ago, FP had all the theatres in the entire Yonge-Bloor-Bay area of Toronto EXCEPT the Varsity and ironically THAT is the only location still standing, the Varsity 12. And why did Cineplex have to give up BOTH locations in downtown Ottawa….to Empire? wasn’t that a conflict? Now there are both gone. Maybe the World Exchange would still be around if Cineplex had held on to that one.

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telliott commented about SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas on May 2, 2014 at 10:34 am

Is this theatre now closed? Seems to have disappeared from the newspaper movie pages and has no films showing on the Cineplex website.

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telliott commented about Empire Theatres Victoria on Apr 5, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Thanks Jason! Now I feel like I’ve actually been to the theatre to see a movie in all 6 auditoriums. I still think it’s a shame that someone couldn’t make this place work. Still looks too modern to be closed. And does every theatre have to have stadium seating these days. Too bad.

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telliott commented about Boyd Theatre on Mar 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Like we’ve said before, once it’s gone, it’s gone. What a shame.

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telliott commented about Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas on Mar 8, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Shouldn’t this say 11 screens, not 10?

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telliott commented about Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough on Mar 7, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Too bad they don’t keep the Colossus brand, Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan doesn’t sound very exciting.

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telliott commented about Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough on Mar 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Interesting how they are giving up the Coliseum brand. I wonder if they will give up Colossus too. In some cases changing Cineplex Odeon too.

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telliott commented about Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas on Mar 2, 2014 at 12:15 pm

This opened December 19th, 2005 and not in 1995…5 years after Silvercity Newmarket.

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telliott commented about Famous Players Bramalea Cinemas on Mar 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm

I seem to remember that the Bramalea only had 3 screens, wasn’t aware that they expanded to 4. It had only 3 when I used to go there. Square One had 4.

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telliott commented about Empire Theatres Victoria on Feb 28, 2014 at 9:04 am

Thanks Jason!

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telliott commented about Empire Theatres Victoria on Feb 28, 2014 at 12:12 am

What was the layout of the theatre Jason? Seems like a very unique design. Were all of the cinemas on one level? Did you have to use that ramp to enter the cinema level? I really wish I had the opportunity to have seen a film there and to experience the theatre like I did the Capitol 6 in Vancouver.

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telliott commented about Empire Theatres Victoria on Feb 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Interesting how the Odeon across the street is still going strong, yet no one went to the Capitol 6. Looks great to me. Wonder what the difference was? There are always enough films to go around.

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telliott commented about Empire Theatres Victoria on Feb 27, 2014 at 10:44 am

What a beautiful theatre. Sometimes I wish this era of big box megaplexes never happened, we’ve lost dozens and dozens of perfectly fine theatres that would have lasted for years to come in another time. I can’t imagine why the Capitol 6 could not make a go of it with another company, say Rainbow / Magic Lantern or Landmark.

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telliott commented about SilverCity St. Vital on Feb 13, 2014 at 4:27 pm

And should say 10 screens, not 6

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telliott commented about Place de Ville uncovered on Feb 13, 2014 at 11:23 am

Too bad it couldn’t have been open all these years. Too bad it couldn’t come back to life now. At least it would be 2 more screens in the downtown core and now with the Rideau Centre and World Exchange closed, might actually do well.

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telliott commented about Cineplex Odeon Orion Gate Cinemas on Feb 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

…as well as The Grande Sheppard Centre and The Grande Strawberry Hill

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telliott commented about SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas on Feb 7, 2014 at 3:38 pm

This opened with 10 screens. The opening ad says “10 huge screens”

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telliott commented about Empire Theatres Ottawa on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Interesting how one country’s capital is booming with cinemas

http://cinematreasures.org/blog/2014/1/24/district-theater-boom-on-the-rise

another country has no more movie complexes in it’s downtown core. I realize that Ottawa isn’t nearly as big as Washington, but you would think a city of this size could have at least ONE cinema complex downtown. Shameful. I pity that the residents who DO live in downtown Ottawa can no longer walk to a movie because of some greedy landlords who can’t come to terms on a lease even when there is a company willing to lease the space and keep the cinemas open.

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telliott commented about Silvercity Fairview on Jan 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm

It’s also called Silvercity Fairview. Never CC Willowdale.