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ScreenClassic commented about Imagine Cinemas Elgin Mills on Dec 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm

As of 2016, this theatre is now part of the Imagine Cinemas chain as the Imagine Cinemas Elgin Mills.

Imagine Cinemas Elgin Mills

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ScreenClassic commented about Imagine Cinemas CF Promenade on Dec 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

This theatre is now part of the Imagine Cinemas chain as the Imagine Cinemas CF Promenade.

Imagine Cinemas CF Promenade

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ScreenClassic commented about Imagine Cinemas Frederick Twin Cinemas on Dec 22, 2016 at 4:24 pm

The Frederick Twin Cinemas is now part of the Imagine Cinemas chain, which took over in 2014.

Imagine Cinemas Frederick Twin Cinemas

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ScreenClassic commented about Imagine Cinemas St. Laurent Centre on Dec 22, 2016 at 4:17 pm

This theatre is now part of the Imagine Cinemas chain and should be renamed as the Imagine Cinemas St. Laurent Centre.

Imagine Cinemas St. Laurent Centre

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ScreenClassic commented about Kankakee, IL - Paramount ditches old seating for recliners on Dec 20, 2016 at 10:53 pm

That leads to another reason I don’t favor recliner seats in theatres – given how comfortable they’re touted as being and the fact that they’re recliners, what are the odds that you’ll get quite a few moviegoers falling asleep in their seats during a movie in a recliner-seated theatre and thus missing part of the movie?

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ScreenClassic commented about Cineplex Cinemas Orchard Plaza on Dec 19, 2016 at 12:06 am

If the theatre switched to reclining seats, it’s most likely it now has less than half the number of seats it used to, given how bulky such seats are and how much room they require.

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ScreenClassic commented about Kankakee, IL - Paramount ditches old seating for recliners on Dec 17, 2016 at 9:44 pm
“The math is not great when you go from an 868 seating to 300-plus seating,” Mazrimas said. “At the Paramount with 300 seats, you’re losing 60 percent of your seating."

Which is exactly why I’m not a fan of the new trend of putting in recliner seats in theatres. Another reason why, claimed below:

“The industry is saying you will see a 50 percent increase in attendance,” Mazrimas said.

I don’t buy that. 60>% less seats = less attendance, thus less potential for profit.

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ScreenClassic commented about Downtown Movie Lounge on Nov 16, 2016 at 7:42 am

The Downtown Movie Lounge was originally called the City Centre Cinemas when Famous Players first opened it in 1971.

Downtown Movie Lounge (includes previous names)

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ScreenClassic commented about Brookfield Drive-In on Oct 24, 2016 at 7:47 am

The Brookfield Drive-In may have shown porn movies in its early years, but most of the movies shown there later on were of the mainstream Hollywood variety. The link below shows what kind of movies this drive-in had playing back in its time:

Nooks & Crannies – The Brookfield Drive-in

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ScreenClassic commented about Coronet Theatre on Oct 4, 2016 at 2:57 am

Landmark closed the Coronet Theatre on March 16, 1998. Here’s the ad from its last day of operation:

Prince George Citizen – March 16, 1998 (page 19)

And the ad for the Coronet from the following day (which has the word “CLOSED” plastered over the ad):

Prince George Citizen – March 17, 1998 (page 27)

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ScreenClassic commented about Cineplex Cinemas Esplanade on Oct 4, 2016 at 1:15 am

The Landmark Esplanade has closed as of last month.

Landmark Cinemas Esplanade 6 – Roll Credits

My thought about this is the Esplanade may have closed because of some recent talk about a new multiplex being built at Park Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver. If true, then it’s likely that the new multiplex is probably already under construction and the Esplanade closed in order to make way for that.

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ScreenClassic commented about Capitol 6 on Sep 9, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Any word yet on a specific date for the Capitol 6’s reopening? We’re into September now and still no sign of activity.

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ScreenClassic commented about Cape Breton Drive-In on Aug 10, 2016 at 2:05 am

This drive-in should actually be called the Cape Breton Drive-In, not the Cape Benton.

Nova Scotia theatre listings (page 21)

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ScreenClassic commented about Famous Players 6 Cinemas on Jul 15, 2016 at 4:45 am

The Famous Players 6 opened on November 21, 1997. Link below:

Prince George Citizen, November 21, 1997 (Page 13 – “Movie-goers get smorgasbord at Parkwood Place complex”)

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ScreenClassic commented about Cineplex Cinemas Orchard Plaza on Jul 15, 2016 at 2:00 am

According to the Cineplex website, this theatre has recently been renamed as the Cineplex Cinemas Orchard Plaza, so that’s another theatre that has just lost the Famous Players brand.

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ScreenClassic commented about Coronet Theatre on Jul 15, 2016 at 12:38 am

Famous Players closed the Plaza 400 on October 1, 1992, and it was reopened by Landmark as the Coronet just over two months later on December 11, 1992. Links below:

Prince George Citizen, October 1, 1992 (movie listings on page 27 – the movies “Twin Peaks” and “Innocent Blood” are announced as ending Thursday at the Plaza 400, with no listings for that theatre thereafter)

Prince George Citizen, October 2, 1992 (front page article – “Famous Players fades to black”)

Prince George Citizen, December 10, 1992 (movie listings on page 32 – announcing opening movies for December 11 at the reopened Coronet)

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ScreenClassic commented about Spruceland Theatre on Jul 14, 2016 at 11:56 pm

The Spruceland closed its doors on September 30, 1992. See links below:

Prince George Citizen, October 1, 1992 (movie listings on page 27 – lists the movie “Unforgiven” as having ended on Wednesday, with no listings for the Spruceland thereafter)

Prince George Citizen, October 2, 1992 (front page article – Famous Players fades to black)

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ScreenClassic commented about Garibaldi 5 Cinema on Jun 20, 2016 at 4:54 am

Status should be set to Closed. The Metropolitan Theatres website no longer lists the Garibladi 5 among its theatres, and the photo above shows a For Lease sign out front. The theatre’s Facebook page was last updated in October 2012, so the theatre may have closed around that time.

Garibaldi 5 Cinema Facebook page

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ScreenClassic commented about Van East Cinema on Jun 10, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Status should be set to Demolished, as there is now a condo-retail development standing on the old Van East Cinema site as seen in the Google street view.

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ScreenClassic commented about Jan Cinema on Jun 10, 2016 at 10:55 am

Status should be set to Closed. The Jan closed on August 14, 2014 and it is no longer listed in Landmark’s listings.

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ScreenClassic commented about Paramount Theatre on Jun 7, 2016 at 9:43 am

Status should be changed to Closed. The Paramount is no longer listed at the Landmark website, as the theatre closed its doors on March 28 with plans to redevelop it as a restaurant and possibly other retail (stories below):

Kelowna’s Paramount Theatre will Close at the End of March Historic Paramount Theatre in Kelowna to be redeveloped as restaurant

Also per my earlier post, in the other story linked below, it states that Landmark acquired the Paramount from Famous Players in 1987:

Final movie showings for Paramount Theatre revealed

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ScreenClassic commented about River City Cinema on May 12, 2016 at 4:03 am

The River City (according to its showtimes and to the photo above) has since expanded to four screens since Magic Lantern took it over in 2011.

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ScreenClassic commented about Pantages Theatre on Mar 10, 2016 at 1:54 am

Status for the Pantages should read Demolished, as it shows in the current Google street view that there is currently new construction up at the old Pantages site. The theatre was demolished in 2011, according to CinemaTour – [link]

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ScreenClassic commented about Capitol Theatre on Feb 9, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Here’s the updated link for the linked photo of the Capitol from 1936.

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ScreenClassic commented about ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX (1983) on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

Never did catch this movie in theatres when it was first out, but I did see it on TV a few times under the name Escape 2000.