Empire Theatres Esplanade

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

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hermangotlieb
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.

DavidDymond
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
hermangotlieb on November 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm

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

ScreenClassic
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

MickeyDeez79
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.

Stygien
Stygien on October 12, 2009 at 8:20 am

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

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on November 19, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Here is a link to some photos of the Empire Esplanade 6 (that name just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?) including auditoriums and seat counts.