Scotiabank Theatre Halifax

190 Chain Lake Drive,
Halifax, NS B3S 1C5

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Spire on January 24, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Actually, Cineplex is no longer using the SilverCity brand name for new theatres: all of their recent theatre openings have either been using the “Cineplex Cinemas” or “Scotiabank Theatre” brands, with only a few “Galaxy Cinemas”. At all the Halifax area theatres, they’ve installed permanent signing that says “Cineplex Cinemas” on all theatres, except this theatre, which is now called “Scotiabank Theatre Halifax” (no idea why the name was recently changed on here.) Further to that, one only needs to look on the Cineplex Press Releases website to see that this theatre was officially renamed as such:

Cineplex Press Release

SilverPlaqueVII on January 17, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Since Cineplex bought all Maritime theatres, the name “Cineplex Cinemas” serves as a placeholder for the cinemas there until they renames them to Galaxy and SilverCity (e.g., Galaxy Cinemas Millbrook, SilverCity Fredericton Cinemas, etc…)

SnakeChess5 on December 8, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Also it should be noted that several changes will be taking place to this location over the next 2 years. The lobby area will be undergoing renovations to better reflect the standards within Cineplex, which will mean an expanded and refurbished arcade, a re-location of the lounge space with new and better funishings, and a new box office located more apparently as you enter the building. Additionally, one of the auditoriums will be renovated and converted into an Ultra AVX; Cineplex’s brand of premium large format theatres, which will include reserved stadium seating, Dolby Atmos Surround Sound, modified screen, and RealD 3D projection. Finally, the back right corner of the building will receive extensive renovations as this location will be the first in Atlantic Canada to offer Cineplex’s VIP Experience, which will include a licenced lounge, sports bar, VIP concessions, restaurant-style menu, and 3 VIP Cinemas which include reserved, leather, recliner-style seating, swing-out tray-tables, and in theatre attendants (from which you can order and have food/drinks delivered to you up to the commencement of trailers). With all of this in mind, it would be prudent to update the name at the top, as well as the image in about 2-3 years time once all the major changes to the building have been completed.

SnakeChess5 on December 8, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Correction, it’s not Scotiabank Theatre Bayers Lake, it’s Scotiabank Theatre Halifax. With the exception of Scotiabank Theatre Chinook in Calgary, AB, all Scotiabank Theatres are named according to the city within which they reside (Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Toronto, Montreal, St. John’s).

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.

SilverPlaqueVII on February 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm

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

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.

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 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.