HALIFAX, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Empire Theatres, a Canada-wide film
exhibition company operating more than 50 theatres, announced today
that it will begin development of a new 10-screen theatre complex in
The construction of Empire Theatres Kingston is expected to begin in
late November, 2011. The new complex will be located at the
intersection of Division Street and Dalton Avenue as part of the second
phase of a larger commercial development; Kings Crossing Power Centre.
Empire Theatres Kingston will blend entertainment with technology in a
contemporary and unique design. The 41,000 square foot complex will
feature digital technology in all 10 auditoriums for high quality
picture, Dolby Digital surround sound, luxurious high-back seats.
Plenty of well lit, free parking will be available.
In addition, Empire Theatres Kingston will feature Empire Theatres' very
own "Empire Extra" in one auditorium. 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 a
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, a lounge area with
leather seating, Automated Box Offices, an expanded refreshments
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.
"Bringing an unparalleled state-of-the-art entertainment experience to
moviegoers in Kingston is very exciting for us at Empire Theatres,"
says Dean Leland, Vice President of Studio Relations & Media. "The
building design combined with digital technology will make it the
preferred destination for all Kingston movie-goers."
David Lehberg, President of Knightstone Capital, believes that "Empire
Theatres will add an entertainment element and contribute favorably to
the tenant mix at Kings Crossing which currently includes: Canadian
Tire, No Frills, Kingslake Plaza and the Kingston Fashion Centre". The
235,000 sq ft Phase II of Kings Crossing is expected to be fully
completed by the end of 2013.
The grand opening of the new Empire Theatres Kingston theatre is planned
for late spring/early summer 2012.
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 51 theatres across Canada with 386
screens, including three IMAX theatres and five Empire Extra locations.
Empire Theatres Limited' corporate headquarters are located in New
Glasgow, 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.
Image with caption: "A rendition of the sleek, exterior design of the new Empire Theatres Kingston complex, scheduled to begin construction in November 2011. (CNW Group/EMPIRE THEATRES LIMITED)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110907_C8983_PHOTO_EN_2898.jpg
SOURCE EMPIRE THEATRES LIMITED
For further information:
Megan Parsons - Manager, Marketing & Communications
Empire Theatres Limited - Halifax