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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.

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telliott commented about District theater boom on the rise on Jan 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Thanks Michael

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telliott commented about District theater boom on the rise on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:12 am

Won’t let me open the article :( Tried the Post web site but couldn’t find it.

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telliott commented about Cineplex Cinemas Queensway & VIP on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Noticed on the Cineplex web site today that the VIP price is now listed at $19.99 instead of the $24.99 that was listed when it was opened.

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telliott commented about Cineplex Cinemas Queensway & VIP on Jan 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm

And it’s now been re-branded as Cineplex Cinemas Queensway & VIP

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telliott commented about Empire Theatres Ottawa on Jan 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

I wonder why this closing disappeared from the “Closings” blog? It’s no longer there…

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telliott commented about Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough on Jan 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm

They seem to be finally streamlining their brands. I’m quite surprised they have kept the Famous Players brand after all these years, should have been Cineplex Cinemas Canada Square, Cineplex Cinemas Pickering 8 etc…looks like in the future they will only have Cineplex, Galaxy and Silvercity as their brands.

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telliott commented about World Exchange Plaza theatre closes its doors on Jan 10, 2014 at 11:39 am

It’s a sad day indeed when the capital city of Canada can’t even support a modern cinema complex in it’s downtown core, even though there is a theatre chain who wants to continue showing films there. Obviously a very narrow minded, short sighted property manager does not see the benefits of having a perfectly decent 7 screen complex in an upscale location as a showcase for films downtown. Shameful.

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telliott commented about Sheridan Theatre on Jan 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Wow, they tore THIS down?! Shameful

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telliott commented about Empire Theatres Ottawa on Jan 6, 2014 at 10:26 am

This theatre is now closed. Unbelievable that the capital city of Canada no longer has any large theatre complex downtown, only the single screen Bytowne and Mayfair. I never did understand why Cineplex had to divest itself of both the Rideau Centre and this one. When Empire took them both, wasn’t THAT a conflict of the rules? I wonder if Cineplex had kept this one, if it would still be open? I was of the understanding that the competition bureau didn’t want one chain having threatres near to each other, but that didn’t happen here. The World Exchange and Rideau were very close to each other.

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telliott commented about Superman turns 35 and more on Dec 31, 2013 at 1:58 pm

So glad this is on here. I would have missed the “Funny Girl” anniversary engagements. Why wasn’t it posted to Cinema Treasures like all the others?

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telliott commented about Boyd Theatre on Dec 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Agreed LuisV. Can’t understand it either. Here in Toronto we have 4, The Royal Alex, Elgin / Winter Garden (which is on top of the downstairs Elgin) and the Ed Mirvish (formerly Canon, Pantages, Imperial). I can’t imagine this city without them, especially if there was only ONE

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telliott commented about *** Comments and Behavior On This Site *** on Dec 5, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Hate when people used this site for name calling etc. It’s about the theatres!

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telliott commented about Chicagoans hedge bets on ArcLight on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:23 am

Unfortunately can’t read the Tribune article here in Canada. Restricted to U.S. readers only.

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telliott commented about Screening Room on Oct 25, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Now the ONLY theatre in downtown Kingston! Since Empire abandoned that lovely Capitol 7 and fled to the northern suburbs, but now won’t even be an Empire anymore.