Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas

10 Dundas Street East,
Toronto, ON M5B 2G9

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Taken on Febuary 11th 2010

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This 24 screen complex anchors a major shopping center in Toronto’s version of Times Square.

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Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on March 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

All of us who worked for the company wondered about these things too. No one in the advertising or art dept. was ever consulted about the new Famous Players logo. We were just told to use it. Apparently the head honchos had friends in an ad agency that were paid way too much for their contribution. Sounds like sour grapes doesn’t it? Well, I admit it… it is.

telliott
telliott on March 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I’m surprised that Cineplex has held on to the Famous Players name and logo as a brand after all these years. I would have thought they’d get rid of it years ago since they have so many other brands. I think they have too many actually. I remember when FP started opening up Coliseums and Silver City, Cineplex Odeon started with the Grande brand. That didn’t last long. I think only 4 locations were ever called Grande…Sheppard Centre, Barrie, Orion Gate and Strawberry Hill.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on March 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Jon — Remember Walter Senior he passed away a few years ago after being in a coma three years. That is an absolute fact.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on March 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

The proud name of FAMOUS PLAYERS CANADIAN CORPORATION,LIMITED — We are still at heart FPCC!!!!

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on March 11, 2013 at 8:29 am

I hadn’t heard about Walter Senior’s demise. Of course I remember him. One of my staff (female) in the art dept. commented on how good looking he was… I always thought he looked like a gangster. When he took over as CEO morale went downhill and the company was never the same again. There was the executive suite and then there were the thousands of others across the country who were responsible for running the theatres – two poles apart.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on November 22, 2013 at 8:51 am

Sometime in mid-2014 this location (which I visited before TIFF and absolutely loved) will be fully renovated and losing a screen for VIP treatment. What this press release doesn’t mention is the entire cinema will also have its decor changed and likely all new seating throughout.

http://tinyurl.com/or7lxps

“Cineplex Entertainment today announced plans to open its latest VIP Cinemas at Toronto’s Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas mid-next year.

VIP Cinemas are a premium, adults-only movie-going experience that offers service at your seat, comfortable reserved seating, a licenced lounge and auditoriums, specialty appetizers and entrees, a dedicated box office and much more.

When the renovation is complete, six traditional auditoriums will be transformed into five VIP Cinema auditoriums and a licenced lounge. The renovated theatre will be re-named Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP, and will feature the new VIP Cinemas, as well as a cutting edge UltraAVX auditorium, an IMAX auditorium and 16 traditional auditoriums.

Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas, located at 10 Dundas East, will remain open during construction. Construction begins today and the theatre will welcome its first VIP guests in mid-2014."

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on November 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

Curious to see what the renovations will look like since I’ve always liked it just the way it is. And do you think they’ll figure out how to cope with that strange escalator setup? Newbies to this cinema often can’t figure out how to get up to the theatre, and afterwards, on how to get out. Except for that little problem: I really enjoy going to this complex.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on November 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

I visited the Cineplex 24 at Yonge & Dundas the other day. The boxoffice set-up on the main floor is NO longer used and that boxoffice is covered over with brown paper. The cashiers sell the tickets on the theatre floor (4th floor) which is fine I guess. AMC made a deal with Ryerson University to use some of the theatres for their lectures. Apparently Cineplex is honouring that agreement. Here is my complaint. When I go to the theatre, I don’t expect to see 60 or 70 students sitting all over the floor like in high school. This DOES NOT create a good movie theatre atmosphere.

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on November 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Dave, I agree about your students in the lobby comment. Cineplex shouldn’t open the cinema to the moviegoing public until the students have vacated the premises.

SilverPlaqueVII
SilverPlaqueVII on February 8, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Should be given a correct name: Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas as per signage and site.

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