Empire Theatres acquires AMC Theatre in Whitby

HALIFAX, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Empire Theatres, a Canada-wide movie exhibition company, announced today that it has officially taken ownership of AMC Whitby 24.  The theatre will re-open its doors to moviegoers for evening shows on July 5, 2012. Movie showtimes and tickets are available online at empiretheatres.com.

"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 have a proven track record of being a valued employer and contributor in the communities where we operate and we're thrilled to welcome the management and staff of AMC Whitby to Empire Theatres."

Moviegoers in Whitby are now able to purchase Empire Theatres movie tickets online at empiretheatres.com, using their mobile device at empiretheatres.mobi, and, starting this evening, 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 in 2013.

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 53 theatres across Canada with 438 screens, including seven IMAX auditoriums and five Empire Extra 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.


For further information:

about Empire Theatres Limited, please contact:
Megan Parsons - Manager, Marketing & Communications
Empire Theatres Limited - Halifax
(902) 876-4830

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