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I agree that the megaplex is due for a major renovation. From what I’ve seen from photos from Google Maps, AMC Empire 25 has not replaced their seats in their non-Prime/Dolby auditoriums. The IMAX was also only a retrofit of one of their larger auditoriums, meaning it’s smaller than AMC Lincoln Square’s and it has a single laser system. I see two solutions for what AMC could do to save this theatre. One, they replace their rocker seats with recliners and update the 2000s decor like what they did to other cinemas. Two, cut their losses and close the cinema for the developer to repurpose and surrender to the better-maintained Regal E-Walk across the street. I know the latter is unlikely to happen, but does anyone else agree that this cinema is due for a major upgrade?
The twin first opened with Interlude and Petulia as its opening films. When Cineplex Odeon expanded it to five screens on Christmas Day 1991, its opening films were The Prince of Tides, For the Boys, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, Cape Fear, and My Girl. Cineplex Odeon closed it on February 15, 2001, with its final films being Seducing Maarya, Shadow of the Vampire, Billy Elliot, Sugar and Spice, and Vertical Limit. Rainbow Cinemas then re-opened the complex with January 28 and 29, 2005, as “Free Movie Days” with Spider-Man 2, The Notebook, Team America: World Police, Shall We Dance, The Grudge, Shrek 2, and Alfie. On January 31, 2005, the cinema formally opened with The Polar Express, Alexander, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Blade: Trinity, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Shark Tale, and Ladder 49.
Rainbow Cinemas re-opened this theatre on September 27, 2002, opening with The Tuxedo, Sweet Home Alabama, Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever, Stealing Harvard, Barbershop, Signs, Lilo & Stitch, and Trapped.
The cinema closed on July 2, 1998, with its final films including Mulan (digital sound; moved to Coliseum), Six Days Seven Nights (digital sound; moved to Coliseum), Godzilla, Titanic, The Truman Show (digital sound; moved to Coliseum), and The Perfect Murder (digital sound).
The cinema opened on October 21, 2005, opening with Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Elizabethtown, North Country, Stay, Doom, and The Fog.
Please change the screen count to 25. Mike already mentioned this.
This cinema’s opening film was “Master of Bankdam.” When it was twinned on December 24, 1970, its opening films were “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes” and “The Owl and the Pussycat.” Then, when it became a triplex on December 19, 1980, its opening films were “Seems Like Old Times,” “The Jazz Singer” and “Nine to Five.” On March 7, 1997, it became a seven-screen multiplex, with its opening films including Donnie Brasco, Fools Rush in, Absolute Power, Dante’s Peak, Ridicule, Sling Blade, and Lost Highway. Even with an update to recliners, I’m not sure why Cineplex wants to keep this cinema despite competition with the nearby Capitol 6.
As mentioned by Mike, the cinema was owned by NGC Theatres, which Famous Players booked. They originally opened this cinema as a single screen, with its opening attraction being “The Out-of-Towners” in colour. NGC was sold off to Canadian Theatres of Calgary in 1973, who bought Odeon Cinemas of Canada to become Canadian Odeon. One thing led to another, and they became Cineplex Odeon. Sometime during these events, it was twinned.
Cineplex Odeon closed the duplex favouring a six-screen multiplex in another area of the mall that opened on December 9, 1988. Its opening films were “Twins” (THX), “The Land Before Time,” “Cocoon: The Return,” “Without a Clue” and “My Stepmother is an Alien.” Cineplex Odeon closed the six-screen multiplex on February 15, 2001, with its final films being “Hannibal”(THX), “Saving Silverman,” “Head Over Heels,” “The Wedding Planner,” “Snatch,” and “Traffic.”
Rainbow Cinemas re-opened this cinema on July 19, 2002, opening with “K-19 Widowmaker,” “Eight-Legged Freaks,” “Lilo & Stitch,” “Mr. Deeds,” “Men in Black II,” and “Stuart Little 2.” They later closed it on January 10, 2008, with its final films being “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Water Horse: Legend of the Deep,” “I am Legend,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Alvin & the Chipmunks,” and “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.”
Almost eleven months later, Cineplex Entertainment rebuilt the complex as SilverCity Fairview Mall with nine screens that opened on December 5, 2008. Its opening films included “Bolt,” “Four Christmases,” “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” “Punisher: War Zone,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Role Models,” “The Transporter 3” and “Twilight.” As of late 2016, the cinema was renamed Cineplex Cinemas Fairview Mall.
Cineplex Odeon initially closed this cinema on May 2, 2002, with its final films including Life or Something Like it, The Scorpion King, All About the Benjamins, Changing Lanes, The Sweetest Thing, High Crimes, Panic Room, Clockstoppers, and Ice Age.
The cinema’s final day was February 26, 2007, with its last films consisting of Le Nombre 23, Indigènes, Par Effraction, Ghost Rider (English), Reno 911!: Miami (English), The Astronaut Farmer (English), Congorama, Couple et Couplets, Hannibal Rising (English), Norbit (French), Film Épique, Dreamgirls (French), Les Fils de l'Homme, Eragon (French), Le Diamant de Sang, Babel (English), Souris City, Sa Majesté la Reine and Agents Troubles.
Its opening films include American Psycho (English and French), Rules of Engagement (Les Regies d'Engagement), Keeping the Faith (English), Return to Me (Reviens-moi), Destination Ultime, Ça va Brasser, Kirikou et la sorcière, Erin Brockovich (English and French), Vingt-huit Jours, Où est Le Fric?, American Beauty (Beauté Américaine), La Route d'Eldorado, 28 Days (28 Jours), Le Clan des Skulls, and Mon chien Skip.
Its opening films include Road Trip (English), Le Clan Des Skulls, Une liaison pornographique, Rear Window (English), Il Suffit d'une Nuit, L'œuvre de Dieu, La Part du Diable, Erin Brockovich (English and French), Screwed (English), Beauté Américaine, I Dreamed of Africa (English), U-571 (English), Vingt-huit jours, and Small Time Crooks (English).
This cinema’s opening films include Appearances, What Lies Beneath, Pokémon 2000 (French), La Vie Après L'amour, X-Men (French), Film de Peur, La Patriote, La Tempête, Le Kid, Poulets en Fruite, Loser (English), Les Adventures de Rocky et Bullwinkle, and Moi, Moe-même et Irène.
The cinema’s official name is currently “Cinemark Boynton Beach 14 and XD.”
This cinema’s final movies on May 15, 1997 include Warriors of Virtue (digital), Murder at 1600 (digital), Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (digital), and The Fifth Element. The last three films moved the nearby Coliseum the next day.
The cinema added an IMAX theatre on October 15, 2010. Its first film was Inception: The IMAX Experience followed by Paranormal Activity 2 the week after.
This cinema’s opening films include The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition (Digital/Dolby; four screens), Absolute Power (Dolby; three screens), Rosewood (Dolby, two screens), In Love and War (Dolby), Marvin’s Room (Dolby), Fools Rush In (Dolby), Sling Blade (Digital sound), Secrets & Lies (Digital Sound), Mother (Digital sound), Shine (Digital sound), Blood and Wine (Digital sound), People vs Larry Flint, and Everyone Says I Love You. Its full name is: “Regal Edwards West Covina & ScreenX.”
This cinema opened on May 14, 1999. Its opening films include Black Mask (digital), Tea with Mussolini (digital), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (digital), The Mummy (digital), Election (digital), Entrapment (digital), The Matrix (digital), 10 Things I Hate About You, Never Been Kissed, Forces of Nature, Shakespeare in Love (Dolby), Life is Beautiful, A Walk on the Moon, Doug’s 1st Movie (digital), Baby Geniuses (digital), October Sky (digital), Analyze This (digital), and Life (Dolby). Its full name is: “Regal Edwards Long Beach ScreenX & IMAX.”
The cinema’s full name is now: “Regal Irvine Spectrum ScreenX, 4DX, IMAX, RPX & VIP.” Its opening films include Toy Story (on four screens), Nick of Time (on two screens), Casino (on two screens), Money Train (on two screens), The American President (on two screens), GoldenEye (on two screens), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (on two screens), Leaving Las Vegas, The Crossing Guard, Carrington, and Get Shorty.
This cinema opened on December 21, 1990. Its opening films include The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Russia House, Three Men and a Little Lady, The Rookie, Look Who’s Talking Too, and Ghost. Cineplex Entertainment closed it on April 2, 2019, with its final films including Dumbo (also in 3D), The Beach Bum, The Hummingbird Project, Captain Marvel (also in 3D), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (also in 3D), and Everybody Knows. They closed it as operations moved to Cineplex Park Royal & VIP in West Vancouver.
I see no point in keeping this theatre as Landmark owns a larger cinema nearby (the Grand 10). Not to mention, across the bridge in West Kelowna, Landmark also owns a more modern cinema there with an Xtreme screen. I don’t understand the appeal of this location. Could someone please explain this situation and clear this up?
The extra six screens and the IMAX theatre opened on December 18, 1998. The IMAX’s first features were T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous in 3D and Mysteries of Egypt in 2D. The IMAX closed on January 14, 2001 with its final film being CyberWorld 3D, but was re-opened on November 10, 2004 with The Polar Express in IMAX 3D.
AMC downsized the 30-screen cinema to 13 screens by April 1, 2011 (April Fools Day). It’s kind of fitting, don’t you think. Anyway, I passed by the area in January 2022 and it was (finally) completely demolished.
This cinema’s final day was July 19, 2001. Its final movies were A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, The Fast and The Furious, Cats & Dogs, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Pootie Tang, Scary Movie 2, and Shrek (only one without digital sound). I believe it failed because of heavy competition with AMC Winston Churchill and SilverCity Mississauga nearby.