New theatre to present a premium VIP guest experience
HALIFAX, May 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Empire Theatres, a Canada-wide film
exhibition company, will open a state-of the-art 10-screen theatre
complex at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON in 2013.
Empire Theatres Lansdowne Park will be located in the iconic landmark,
Lansdowne Park on Bank St, and will be part of the major revitalization
project. The new theatre will blend entertainment and comfort with
technology in a contemporary and unique design.
"Our Lansdowne Park Theatre will provide a state-of-the-art, premium
movie experience and we're thrilled to bring it to historic Lansdowne
Park," said Dean Leland, Vice President of Studio & Media Relations,
Empire Theatres. "This Theatre was uniquely designed to deliver the
ultimate movie-going experience and we look forward to opening its
doors to the Ottawa community in 2013."
The new theatre will back on to Holmwood Avenue and will be part of the
historic Lansdowne Park revitalization effort. The Park will cater to
foot-traffic on the Boulevard and will also feature restaurants, shops,
Aberdeen Pavilion, a Farmer's Market, seating areas, and a rejuvenated
Stadium with an upgraded arena.
"The new Lansdowne Park is going to create a unique retail experience
for Ottawa and we are excited to have Empire Theatres be a part of that
experience. Empire Theatres' selection of Lansdowne as the first
theatre in its chain to have a specially-designed premium guest
experience supports their commitment to this development and to the
people of Ottawa," says John Ruddy, President and CEO of Trinity
Developments and O.S.E.G. partner.
At Empire Theatres Lansdowne Park, the ten auditoriums will feature
curved screens for that perfect picture; Dolby Digital Surround Sound
for optimum sound; stadium-style seating for unobstructed viewing; and
comfortable, wide, rocker-style seats with lots of leg room. Each
auditorium will have 100% integrated DLP Digital Cinema Projection
providing crystal clear images, as well as RealD 3D capability in seven
In addition, Empire Theatres Lansdowne Park will feature Empire
Theatres' very own "Empire Extra" in one of its auditoriums. Empire
Extra provides guests with a heightened sensory experience in a special
auditorium designed to offer dynamic sound, screen and seat quality.
Empire Extra boasts custom-designed multi-channel sound system for the
ultimate audio experience; stunning digital presentation on a massive,
wrap-around screen; and reserved seating in comfy, high back rockers.
The theatre will include an expansive main lobby including a lounge
area; an expanded refreshments area and offering; and large rooms that
will be used for community and corporate use. Guests will also be able
to purchase their tickets at refreshments for one-stop shopping, as
well as online and via a mobile device.
The opening of Empire Theatres Lansdowne Park will provide both full
time and part time employment opportunities to Ottawa area residents.
Empire Theatres also has three neighboring theatres in the Ottawa area,
including Empire Theatres Orleans, Empire Ottawa 7 and Empire Rideau
About Empire Theatres Limited:
Empire Theatres Limited is a Canada-wide film exhibition company
providing an exciting out-of-home entertainment experience including
traditional film 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 50 theatres across Canada with 386
screens, including one IMAX theatre in Halifax, NS.
Empire Theatres Limited's 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.
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