Cineplex Saint John

71 McAllister Drive,
Saint John, NB E2J 2S6

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McAllister & Westmoreland opened the Exhibition Place 7 on March 3, 1995, with seating listed at 1,147. Empire Theatres took over operation and expanded the theatre to 10 screens seating 1,815 on December 16, 2003. The smallest auditorium seats 117 and the largest 290.

The theatre features first run attraction, stadium seating, Dolby Digital Sound, automated box offices, Digital 3D and Reel Deal Discount Tuesdays. Taken over by Cineplex Entertainment on October 25, 2013.

Contributed by Chuck

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SilverPlaqueVII
SilverPlaqueVII on January 17, 2015 at 5:21 pm

This is now a Cineplex theatre as Cineplex Cinemas.

RaginRonic
RaginRonic on September 25, 2017 at 7:27 am

Actually, Cinema Treasures, here’s the actual dates of opening and transition for this multiplex.

Empire Theatres opened this facility under the name ‘Exhibition 7 Cinemas’, indicative of the number of screens it originally started with, on Fri., March 3, 1995.

It came after the closure of 2 other cinemas in Saint John, the Place 400 Cinemas and Parkway Mall Cinemas, both which were 2 screen facilities, on Sun., Feb. 26, 1995.

The multiplex would be under extensive renovation and expansion 8 years later, in 2003. The name of the building would change, from ‘Exhibition 7 Cinemas’ to ‘Empire Studio 10 Cinemas’ on Tues., Dec. 16, 2003.

It would hold onto that name for almost 10 years, until Cineplex Inc. purchased this facility, along with all other Empire Theatres in Atlantic Canada.

The name would officially change from ‘Empire Studio 10 Cinemas’, to ‘Cineplex Cinemas Saint John’, on Fri., Oct. 25, 2013.

I’m hoping you can update your information above to what I provided here.

And in terms of the exterior look of the building since the Cineplex takeover, the ‘Cineplex Cinemas’ logos look a HELL of a lot better on the building than the Empire Studio 10 logos ever did. The Cineplex marks blend in a lot more naturally, and don’t stick out like a sore thumb.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 25, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Street view is currently set a long way from Cineplex St. John- probably more than a quarter mile too far west (maybe I should say about half a kilometer.) As can be seen on the map, the cinema is at the northwest corner of McAllister Drive and Westmorland Road.

It’s hard to tell from the exterior, but I think the entrance is actually about halfway up the Westmorland Road side of the building, where there is a setback. It looks like the ticketing lobby is behind the windows to the left, with four entrance-exit doors facing the parking lot to the north.

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