HALIFAX, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Empire Theatres, a Canada-wide movie
exhibition company operating 51 theatres, announced today that it will
purchase two of AMC Entertainment's theatres in Ontario: AMC Kanata 24
in Kanata, Ontario and AMC Whitby 24 in Whitby, Ontario.
"Empire Theatres is committed to growing our business and strategically
expanding our footprint across Canada," says Dean Leland, Vice
President of Studio and Media Relations. "We were focused on pursuing
the opportunity to acquire AMC Kanata and AMC Whitby and are pleased to
announce today the addition of these very successful operations to our
"Empire Theatres has a proven track record of being a valued employer
and contributor in the communities where we operate," said Leland. "We
look forward to welcoming the management and staff of AMC Whitby and
AMC Kanata to Empire Theatres."
Each complex offers 24 screens including an IMAX Experience® auditorium. Empire Theatres will equip all auditoriums with digital
technology to provide moviegoers with a state-of-the-art movie
presentation experience, and enhanced 3D presentation through RealD 3D
technology in an increased number of auditoriums.
"We eagerly await the opportunity to introduce the Empire Theatres
experience to movie-goers in Kanata and Whitby," said Leland. "After
taking ownership, we will continue to evaluate operations for the
opportunity to introduce additional Empire Theatres' programs and
services that are successful in our other locations across the
Moviegoers in Kanata and Whitby will be able to purchase Empire Theatres
movie tickets online at empiretheatres.com, using their mobile device
at empiretheatres.mobi, or at the theatre box office.
Empire Theatres owns and operates thirteen theatres in Ontario,
including three in the Greater Toronto Area, and three in the Ottawa
Region. In addition, Empire Theatres has announced the construction of
a new location in the iconic landmark, Lansdowne Park in Ottawa opening
About Empire Theatres Limited:
Empire Theatres Limited is a Canada-wide movie exhibition company
providing an exciting out-of-home entertainment experience including
traditional movie exhibition as well as other content using its digital
and satellite capabilities.
Empire Theatres Limited is a 100% owned subsidiary of Empire Company
Limited that owns and operates 51 theatres across Canada with 390
screens, including five IMAX auditoriums and five Empire Extra
auditoriums. Following today's announcement, operations will increase
to 53 theatres, with 438 screens, including seven IMAX auditoriums.
Empire Theatres Limited' corporate headquarters are located in
Stellarton, NS, with regional offices in Halifax, NS; Toronto, ON; and
Calgary, AB. With approximately 2,500 employees, Empire Theatres
provides excellent employment opportunities for the youth of Canada in
an exciting and energetic industry.
SOURCE EMPIRE THEATRES LIMITED
For further information:
Megan Parsons - Manager, Marketing & Communications
Empire Theatres Limited - Halifax