Landmark Cinemas 6 Esplanade

200 W. Esplanade Street,
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A4

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Landmark Cinemas 6 Esplanade

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The Esplanade 6 Cinemas was opened by the Famous Players chain in 1990. The smallest auditorium has 194 seats and the largest 348 seats.

Empire Theatres took over in September 2005. They featured a ‘Real Deal Tuesday’, when prices were almost half price. It was taken over by Landmark Cinemas in 2013.

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Stygien on October 12, 2009 at 8:20 am

Boasts six 35mm projectors and two digital 3D projectors.

MickeyDeez79 on February 3, 2013 at 3:01 am

I surely did miss this theater when it was Famous Players. I remember my dad making me and my brother to this movie theater back in the day. I like this theater and I still occasionally go here with friends and my brothers, but I do not really like the Empire brand. Not that I hate it, but it does not hold a candle on Famous Players.

ScreenClassic on June 28, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Plans have been announced by the Empire chain to sell the Esplanade 6 to Landmark Cinemas as part of Empire’s splitting of its theatres between Landmark (20 locations in western Canada and Ontario) and Cineplex Odeon (24 locations in Atlantic Canada and two in Ontario) as Empire quits the theatre business. Full story below:

Empire leaves movie theatre business with sale to Cineplex and Landmark

hermangotlieb on November 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm

It looks like Landmark Cinemas has now taken over the Esplanade 6 from Empire.

DavidDymond on November 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm

MickeyDeez79 — You are correct the Empire brand was absolutely nothing compared to Famous Players. Empire were real cheap operators of theatres and they are finally getting out of the business. Empire Theatres actually started out as a partner of Famous Players in the Maritimes — Maritimes Theatres Limited as well as F. G. Spencer theatres Co. Limited.

hermangotlieb on November 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Does anyone know if Landmark is planning any remodeling?

I guess at this stage of the game it’s not worth plugging a lot of money into an old-school theatre.

SilverPlaqueVII on January 17, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Now renamed to Landmark Cinemas 6 Esplanade.

grandcameo on May 29, 2015 at 1:39 pm

I love these Famous Players 1980’s era “streetscape theatres.” Glad to see this one is still up and running.

hermangotlieb on July 19, 2015 at 5:06 pm

I agree these were great-looking theatres they built the late 1980s, early 1990s.

The Richmond Centre 6 was probably the best local example with its elaborate use of neon signage and grand entrances to each cinema. It was demolished and replaced with a food court back in 2011.

Along with the Esplanade, the only other ones remaining that I know of are one in Kelowna, Prince Rupert and the Kildonan in Winnipeg.

rl_83 on September 24, 2015 at 2:56 am

Herman, don’t forgot about Station Square 7, that theatre was probably the best out of those builds.

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