Comments from qwo06

Showing 1 - 25 of 46 comments

qwo06
qwo06 commented about AMC Interchange 30 on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:07 pm

There is a possibility that A.M.C. maybe struggling against the Cineplex across the highway since the Colossus got the Imax and UltraA.V.X.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Famous Players Richmond Centre 6 Cinemas on Jan 23, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Cineplex just signed a short term lease for the theatre: www.bclocalnews.com/richmond_southdelta/richmondreview/news/111411249.html?mobile=true

Hopefully, the mall would get a newer Cineplex Odeon branded theatre.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Famous Players Chatham Cinemas 6 on Jan 20, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Cineplex announced a Galaxy cinemas will be built in the big box development in Chatham.

www.marketwire.com/press-release/Cineplex-Entertainment-Announces-Three-New-Theatres-TSX-CGX-1382846.htm

As it turns out that Famous Players Chatham is indeed temporary location for Cineplex.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Uptown Theatre on Jan 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

“Sad, but typical of those cynical, pretentious, p.c.-to-a-fault Canucks.” Yeah, becoming an American citizen will make me a saint.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Uptown Theatre on Jan 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Get your facts straight milanp and stop misleading readers to the site. Besides, I worked for Famous Players and I could confirm its my former employer who shut down the Uptown. Sounds too “P.C.” to be honest eh?

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Scotiabank Theatre Toronto on Nov 3, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Scotiabank Theatre is getting an Ultra Avx, not to get outdone by AMC.

www.marketwire.com/press-release/Cineplex-Entertainment-Adds-UltraAVX-Auditoriums-In-British-Columbia-Ontario-Quebec-TSX-CGX.UN-1346088.htm

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm

The theater will have both ETX & digital Imax, it says on their website.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:21 am

This AMC is getting an Imax. Don’t know how the future hold for Scotiabank Theatre.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Silvercity Fairview on Sep 14, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Yes, the cinemas were all rebuilt from scratch.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Scotiabank Theatre Toronto on Sep 6, 2010 at 1:11 am

Well, Cineplex shut down Yum! Brands and NY Files mostly for money reasons. Cineplex don’t want to pay franchising fees and they have a good relationship with Pizza Pizza. The ingredients in their pizzas are inexpensive.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Famous Players Chatham Cinemas 6 on Jul 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm

If you go to essentials page and you will find the showtime in a P.D.F. file. Cineplex would probably replace the “traditional” Famous Players with newer Cineplex Odeons, Silvercities and Galaxies, it is odd they choose the Famous Players brand for this theatre. Recently, there is a talk of a big box development in Chatham which includes a new cinema. Here is the link to the article:
http://www.ckdp.ca/new-cinema-coming-to-chatham
The theatre maybe serves as a temporary location for Cineplex in Chatham. The developer didn’t reveal the name of the operator.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Carlton Cinema on Feb 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm

The Carlton Cinemas is set to reopen in June 2010 by Magic Lantern Theatres. Here is the link:
www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2010/18/c2870.html

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Empire Theatres Orleans on Dec 21, 2009 at 12:21 am

Probably Empire want the opening to be low key but here is the link to the new theatre:
empiretheatres.com/theatres/orleans-empire-theatres-orleans

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Mayfair Theatre Orleans on Dec 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm

The theatre’s status should be closed since it was replaced by a newer and bigger multiplex nearby.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Royal Theater on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:34 am

I think the Allied theatre chain were made up of independent owners that were against bigger guys like Odeon and Famous Players. I don’t know what happen to them either.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Scotiabank Theatre Toronto on Oct 23, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Jon: There are always be human error and your comment is nothing but exaggeration in my opinion. If that is the case, the theatre management would have hand out free passes after each show and long line ups at guest services people complaining about the poor presentation. But I have to admit, Scotiabank Theatre have long been neglected by Cineplex and Famous Players.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Sep 14, 2009 at 12:37 pm

John, if you check beverlycenter13.com and you will find the term of use page have the address of Rave Motion Pictures on it.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Mega-Plex Guzzo Taschereau 18 on May 25, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Sorry, never mind the employee part since they are private security guards not some teenage employee.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Mega-Plex Guzzo Taschereau 18 on May 25, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Dumb idea, violating someone’s privacy e.g. a paying customer. Also the cinema chain forcing its employees doing something that they are not comfortable with. The best to deal with the problem is send an usher to check in the theatre once in a while without violating someone’s privacy.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Showcase 6 Cinemas on Apr 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm

@Kuckyjay: Your friend maybe right on the Upper James cinemas converting into an arcade/entertainment complex. Recently, Cineplex have announced their Silvercity Newmarket location will have 3 of its theatres turn into a giant arcade center called “Xscape”. Here is the press release. www.au.sys-con.com/node/922858

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Showcase 6 Cinemas on Apr 15, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Didn’t the Coliseum Calgary was renamed Studio 10 by Empire? As far as I know one of the reason Cineplex bought Famous Players besides making themselves bigger was the Silvercity brand because they are ubiquitous and well known. Since Coliseum along with the Colossus are smaller brands within FP, Cineplex sold the Calgary location. Since Cineplex have too much brands already, the Silvercity name is the third active brand along with Cineplex Odeon and Galaxy Cinemas. I highly doubt Cineplex will be using the Coliseum and Colossus brands in the future since there are smaller number of locations of them. Cineplex still keeping the old names on the theatres but not using their brands in future projects, since they are already well known.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Showcase 6 Cinemas on Apr 15, 2009 at 6:07 am

Good question Tim, there is a possibility of high rent was the reason Coliseum Calgary being sold to Empire.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Landmark Jackson Square on Mar 16, 2009 at 8:21 pm

@Chad, Empire Theatres is the second largest theatre chain after Cineplex which bought Famous Players. I won’t consider them an “independent”. Check empireco.ca for example. The owners of Sobey’s and Price Choppers also own Empire Theatres. Empire Theatres also own some former Silvercities and Cineplex Odeons across Canada.

qwo06
qwo06 commented about Upscale theater opens in Redmond on Nov 6, 2008 at 1:19 pm

In my opinion, the Alamo Drafthouse looks more practical then the Gold Class Cinemas because it is just a gimmick catering to the rich.