HALIFAX, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Empire Theatres, Canada's 2nd largest movie exhibition company announced today that it will purchase
Magic Lantern's Parkland 7 Cinemas in Spruce Grove, Alberta on March
"It's an exciting day at Empire Theatres as we announce the addition of
this very successful operation to our company," says Dean Leland, Vice
President of Media and Studio Relations for Empire Theatres. "We are
proud to welcome the entire management and staff of Parkland 7 to our
company. Empire Theatres has a proven track record of being a valued
employer and contributor in the communities where we operate," says
Empire Theatres will equip Parkland 7 with digital technology in every
auditorium to provide local moviegoers with a state-of-the-art movie
presentation experience, and enhanced 3D presentation through RealD 3D
technology in select auditoriums.
The Spruce Grove community will also stand to benefit from the Empire
Theatres' convenient ticket purchase options which include purchasing
online at www.empiretheatres.com, by mobile at empiretheatres.mobi, and in- theatre at the box office and refreshment counter.
"We eagerly await the opportunity to introduce the Empire Theatres
experience to movie-goers in Spruce Grove," said Leland. "We will
immediately evaluate the opportunity to offer additional Empire
Theatres' programs and services that are successful in our other
theatres across the country."
"I've enjoyed entertaining moviegoers in Spruce Grove for 23 years and
I'm confident that Empire Theatres will continue to provide an
excellent movie going experience for the local community," says Tom
Hutchinson, President of Magic Lantern Theatres.
Empire Theatres currently operates two theatres in the Edmonton area;
Empire Theatres City Centre and Empire Theatres Clareview and will add
a fourth Theatre in 2012 with the opening of Empire Theatres' Manning,
a 10-screen theatre planned to open in the North-East sector of
Edmonton at 153rd Ave. and Manning Dr.
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 50 theatres across Canada with 383
screens, including four IMAX auditoriums and five Empire Extra
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:
Dean Leland - Vice President Studio Relations and Media
Empire Theatres Limited - Halifax