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telliott commented about Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk on Mar 8, 2013 at 9:56 am

Unbelievable, would never have thought that, especially in that neighbourhood.

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telliott commented about Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk on Mar 8, 2013 at 9:33 am

Can’t believe this one is closing. Especially with the hundreds of condos currently and coming soon to the neighbourhood. Too bad, one of the nicer multiplexes around town. 10 screens at nearby Sheppard Centre doesn’t seem enough for the former “downtown” North York.

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telliott commented about Kingsway Theatre on Feb 24, 2013 at 7:50 am

You would think something would be mentioned on the web site of having a second screen now open.

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telliott commented about Kingsway Theatre on Feb 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Anyone know WHERE the second screen is for this theatre? They don’t mention a thing about it on their web site, but obviously with twice as many films playing there now, and overlapping start times they have more than one screen. Years ago, there was a small “screening room” on the upper level with a separate entrance, wondering if that is open again. You would think that something would be said on their web site about two screens.

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telliott commented about REMEMBERING CINERAMA (Part 55: Buffalo) on Jan 12, 2013 at 9:35 am

Love this series! Glad to see it again.

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telliott commented about Westwood Theatre on Jan 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I know it, it’s 3743 Bloor St W, Toronto ON

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telliott commented about Encore's Upper Canada Place triplex closes; cost of converting to digital proved too much on Dec 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

This wasn’t a triplex, it had 6 screens.

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telliott commented about Oakville Mews Cinemas on Nov 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I don’t think it was the FP Oakville Town Centre cinemas that prompted the closing, rather the AMC Winston Churchill 24. Both the FP and the Cineplex seemed to do quite well until that put them both out of business.

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telliott commented about Empire Granville 7 Cinemas on Oct 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

Sad to hear about the Granville 7, the only one left on the once thriving “theatre row” on Granville st. Of all the theatres I’ve been to in Vancouver, I never did get to this one. Now downtown Vancouver will be just like downtown Chicago and Boston which only has 2 multiplex locations in each city. End of an era I guess.

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telliott commented about AMC Kennedy Commons 20 on Sep 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Ok, finally found a discussion about this site at forums.redflagdeals.com/entertainment and it says that this site will become a new Target store. So I guess there will definitely be no more movies at Kennedy Commons.

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telliott commented about AMC Kennedy Commons 20 on Sep 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Does anyone know ANYTHING about what’s going on with this place? It’s been closed since Aug 30 and a friend went to the plaza there on the weekend and said there are large bins out front, so sounds like it’s being gutted for non theatre use. Too bad, it’s a great location, right on the highway and has lots of free parking. Still no items in any media that I can find about it’s closing (even though it still says open here).

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telliott commented about AMC Block E 15 on Sep 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

Ahh, I remember that well as well. I’m hoping with all the condo construction happening around Yonge and Bloor now, someone will open something new in that area again. I know that the Varsity is the only one with 12 screens but I would think that Empire could open something in that area. If only the 10 screen complex at 1 Bloor E could have been built before Cineplex bought Famous Players, then there would be 2 midtown complexes now. But if you count the Varsity’s 12 screens, that’s almost as many screens that used to be in the area prior to Sep 1986

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telliott commented about AMC Block E 15 on Sep 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

Hard to imagine big cities like Minneapolis without downtown theatres. I guess I’m just spoiled with all the ones here in Toronto and other big cities.

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telliott commented about AMC Kennedy Commons 20 on Sep 7, 2012 at 9:10 am

This should be listed as Closed. Has been for a week now and still says open. Still not one word in any media that I can find about this 20 screen closure.

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telliott commented about Humber Cinema on Sep 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Thanks Jwright, sounds great!

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telliott commented about AMC Kennedy Commons 20 on Sep 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

I read on the SOWNY.CA web site that apparently Empire theatres looked at this, but thought it was too old. Which is interesting since they took over the Elgin Mills 10 in Richmond Hill which is older than this one, and didn’t have stadium seating or anything. Too bad since now the remaining 3 multiplexes in the Scarborough area are all Cineplex. No competition.

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telliott commented about AMC Kennedy Commons 20 on Sep 3, 2012 at 8:23 am

It appears that this is now closed. It has gone from all the newspaper advertising and no longer comes up on the AMC web site. I would have thought the Interchange 30 would have been gone before this one, since it only uses about 13 screens. Haven’t found one word on the Kennedy Commons closing in any of the papers.

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telliott commented about Humber Cinema on Aug 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm

The newspaper ads and web site now list 3 films showing daily, I wonder where the 3rd screen is? They did mention soon to be 4 screens but I haven’t heard how they further divided the cinemas.

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telliott commented about Classic Theatre on Aug 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

The Allen that became the Tivoli was downtown at Richmond and Victoria streets. This is not that Allen. This is in the east end on Gerrard St.

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telliott commented about Broadway Theatre on Aug 6, 2012 at 9:59 am

The Odeon Broadway was part of the Holiday Inn. I stayed there in 1980 and saw “The Blues Brothers” in one of it’s cinemas.

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telliott commented about Landmark Square One on Aug 3, 2012 at 11:19 am

That was the previous Square One cinemas 4, opened and operated by Famous Players from when the mall opened in 1973 until 1997 when the first Coliseum was opened by them across the street.

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telliott commented about Copley Place Cinemas on Aug 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

Having just been to Boston for the first time, I’m surprised that someone (Landmark, Angelika, Sundance) didn’t grab this site, gut it and reformat as a 5 or 6 screen complex, given it’s location by Prudential Center, Copley Place and all the hotels, restaurants etc in the area. Seems like the perfect location, right in the middle between the AMC Loews Boston Common and the Regal Fenway. If they had combined some of the cinemas and made them larger with larger screens, sound systems etc,this may have made a great little multiplex. Found it odd that this hadn’t happened given the location.

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telliott commented about Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill 24 on Jul 31, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I think it’s the same here. That’s why Empire Theatres picked up a lot of locations across Canada when Cineplex took over Famous Players.

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telliott commented about Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill 24 on Jul 31, 2012 at 7:12 am

Still puzzled how Cineplex Odeon is allowed to have both this and SilverCity just blocks away, when they had to divest of several locations after taking over Famous Players. And isn’t the downtown Yonge & Dundas and Scotiabank in the same “zone” as well?

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telliott commented about Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre on Jul 19, 2012 at 8:09 am

As a native Torontonian I can attest that all of the original movie palaces (Imperial, Loews, Loews Uptown, Sheas etc) are gone or have other uses, most notably the Imperial, now the Ed Mirvish legitmate theatre and Loews, the Elgin/Winter Garden. There are a few single screens left, the Fox and Revue being the oldest, then the Kingsway, Royal, Mt Pleasant, Regent and Bloor. The single screen Eglinton which opened as a neighbourhood theatre in 1936 and went on to become one of the most successful roadshow houses in the city is now an event theatre (weddings, banquets etc) as is the single screen Capitol.