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according to this for the right price, you can have this theatre named after you
Cineplex Entertainment Announces Naming Rights Available For Four Paramount Theatres
TORONTO, ONTARIO—(CCNMatthews – Jan. 31, 2006) – Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) today announced that the four Paramount-branded theatres located in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal will be re-named and are available for long-term naming right sponsorship.
Ellis Jacob, President and CEO of Cineplex Entertainment, said “This is truly an extraordinary opportunity for a company to extend their brand awareness and positively position themselves with Cineplex, one of the most highly recognized brands in the country, as well as in the North American entertainment industry. These entertainment destinations host millions of people each year including one of the most highly sought after demographics – our country’s youth.”
These four theatres represent the ultimate in state-of-the-art technology and immersive movie-going environments, with all four theatre complexes conveniently located in the downtown cores of Canada’s biggest cities.
The first Paramount-branded theatre — a modern palace of neon and glass — opened in the heart of Toronto’s downtown club district in May of 1999 and instantly became the destination for urban movie-goers in the area.
Over the next six years, the Paramount Montreal, with its art deco theme, Paramount Calgary, featuring an Egyptian-inspired Temple design, and Paramount Vancouver, with decor inspired by the natural beauty of the West Coast, followed.
These theatres represent the pinnacle of modern urban cinemas, boasting wall-to-wall screens 40-60 feet wide, comfortable all-stadium seating, IMAX theatres, branded food outlets and some feature licensed lounges and private clubs for special events and parties.
The company that elects to sponsor these theatres will benefit from having their brand appear in daily print and online movie listings, exterior and interior signage at the theatres, in on-screen digital pre-shows, in addition to other special promotional opportunities and in conversation – “Let’s meet at the ABC Cineplex theatre”.
The sponsorship agreement is being handled by Cineplex Media. All interested parties can get more information by contacting Cineplex Media President, Salah Bachir, at 416-539-8800 extension 222 or via email at
About Cineplex Entertainment LP:
Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, operates or has an interest in 130 theatres with 1,275 screens (after giving effect to the 7 theatres and 80 screens in Quebec to be divested pursuant to a consent agreement with the Canadian Commissioner of Competition) and is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Partnership operates theatres with the following six top-tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Coliseum, Colossus, Famous Players, Galaxy and SilverCity. Proudly Canadian, Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 50.6% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, is a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund (symbol CGX.UN). More information can be found at www.cineplex.com or at www.famousplayers.com
I had posted the opening at http://movie-theatre.org/usa/il/chicago/
This theatre opened on May 30,1969, the grand opening ad says Ahead of its time, Ahead of then all
The Showplace of the 1970’s
the ad will soon be posted at movie-theatre.org
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have a look at this USGS aerial.
(Maps.google.com just had upgraded for closer zoom)
I found the Grand opening ad (full page) for this theatre, Feb 16 1938 p 17
“Theatre of Magnificent Comfort” it opened with “The Firefly”
the first 4 screens were opened by Plitt Theatres on June 17th, 1977. Plitt also opened the bolingbrook 3 on the same day. I have the grand opening announcement from Plitt.
I uploaded the grand opening ad at http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/iltskyd
This drive-in gave out free “Oasis” cigarettes! THAT RIGHT FREE! If you don’t belive me, have a look at the grand opened from September 16. 1960 that I uploaded at http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/iltoasi . The ad takes up 80% of a page. This drive-in closed due to jet noise from O'Hare.
This drive-in opened as “Outdoor Theatre” on August 29, 1946 I uploaded the grand opening ad at http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/iltharl
This drive-in opened May 2nd, 1969
I uploaded the grand opening ad at www.drive-ins.com
Opened September 25, 1970, the premier movies were Hello Dolly, The Hawaiians, MAS*H
I have the newspaper ad if someone wants to see it.
I think so, the AMC-30 near Toronto has almost 6000 seats.
http://www.eprkc.com/properties reports that this theatre has 4,200 seats
The 7 theatres in Quebec are:
FP StarCitÃ© Hull 16 *
CO Cote Des Neiges 7
CO Cavendish Mall 8
CO Lasalle 12 (Built by Guzzo for Cineplex Odeon.)
FP Le Parisian 7
QUEBEC CITY REGION:
FP Galeries de la Capitole 12
FP StarCitÃ© 18 (largest in Quebec City)
=All stadium theatres.
Empire snubbed these theatres because the Le Parisian is a unionized house (and Quebec has strong pro-union laws.) also the Le Parisian is being replaced by a “complexe spectrum” project.
I e-mailed Warren with the Kinepolis link so they can remove that “World’s large 20-plex” tagline or add more than 7338 seats.
The Kinepolis 20 in Poznan, Poland has 7,338 seats according to View link
I had a look at Dallas newspapers, all the adult ads (including the big ones)were text only but no pictures and all of then had the words “not suitable"
in Montreal, there were never any restrictions (massive ads in the French papers.)
Listed in the LA times 1971-1977, in 1977 the LA times started to refuse ads for adult entertainment (it was almost 2 full pages).
This was built by Cineplex, this was their 1st US theatre after building miniplexes in Toronto and elsewhere in Canada.
you can find these at my website at
Clones of the theatre was built in Dallax TX and Oak brook IL (Chicago) all opened in 1968, in Dallas it was called Cine' 150
Tim, Montreal Gazette reports that Guzzo is not interasted in any of the theatres, (they opened a 14-plex in may and a 18-plex is opening on the 29th. in Montreal.)
Tim, the Montreal papers reports that a small quebec chain Cine-Enterprise wants to buy the 35 leftover cinemas in Canada. They have theatres in suburban MontrÃ©al, Trois Rivieres area, Granby and in Saguenay. that will get then everywhere else in Canada.
Montreal newspaper reports that Cine-Enterprise is bidding for some of the Cineplex Odeons and Famous players theatres (35 locations in all). Cine enterprises has 3 in suburban Montreal, Trois Rivieres, Granby, Saguenay.
also the Gazette reports that Versailles 6, Cote Des Neiges 7, Cavendish 8, Delson 7, St. Burno 11 and Dorion 7 will be sold off.
was this theatre member of the Pussycat chain?