Cineplex Bayers Lake

190 Chain Lake Drive,
Bayers Lake Business Park,
Halifax, NS B3S 1C5

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Cineplex Bayers Lake

The Bayers Lake opened in 1997 and was expanded in 1999. This is the largest theatre in Atlantic Canada and features Atlantic Canada’s only IMAX screen.

Seating is listed at 3,647 with the smallest auditorium seating 138 and the largest 336 with the IMAX seating 271.

Amenities include stadium seating, digital sound, IMAX experience, digital projection, digital 3D and first run attractions.

Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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rivest266 on January 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm

The Bayers Lake’s IMAX as of late 2011 is no longer Atlantic Canada’s only IMAX screen. One opened in St. Johns NF at the Avalon Mall. In 2010 Cinema one was removed to enlarge the refreshment area and all other cinemas were renumbered.

Spire on September 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm

The IMAX theatre in this complex opened January 23, 1998, and was the first ever installation of IMAX’s 3D SR projection system. It features a 72x59' screen – I have some great memories of watching IMAX documentaries here.

In June 2011, the theatre was converted to IMAX Digital, much to my disappointment. However, for the run of “The Dark Knight Rises”, one of the 15/70mm SR projectors was reinstalled, and the movie was projected from film – which was an amazing experience. While they’re now back to using the digital projectors, the projectionist I spoke to after a screening (who was flown in by IMAX Corp. from Toronto for the duration of Dark Knight Rises’s run) mentioned that they’re going to keep the SR projectors around in case they ever need them again, and there’s plans to upgrade the theatre to IMAX’s next-generation laser projection system as soon as it goes on the market.

rivest266 on June 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm

This is to be part of the Cineplex Entertainment chain since Empire wants out of the theatre business to pay for the Safeways out west.

SilverPlaqueVII on February 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Add Mike again, it’s now Cineplex Cinemas Bayers Lake.

SilverPlaqueVII on February 12, 2014 at 7:54 am

…and once again me, this will be rebranded as Scotiabank Theatre Bayers Lake later this year.

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