Cineplex is selling its arcade game business to an international investment company for $155 million in cash. The Toronto-based theatre giant announced Wednesday that OpenGate Capital has bought its Player One Amusement Group business, which sells, distributes, operates and services arcade games and other equipment.
Éléphant: The Memory of Québec Cinema has announced that its catalogue of more than 250 films can now be accessed directly on its website. All the feature films it has digitized and restored are now available in one place, without restriction, from anywhere in Canada. The move marks the 15th anniversary of Quebecor's largest philanthropic project, which was officially launched on November 18, 2008.
Christie Digital Systems has renewed its partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival for the 23rd consecutive year and September 17 its technology will power the festival venues, including the Scotiabank Theatre, to help the festival recognize homegrown and international cinema.
Cineplex movie theatres across Canada welcomed nearly 700,000 guests last Sunday, National Cinema Day, for a 25 percent increase over last year. It also marked the second busiest day in Cineplex history.
Christie is once again sponsoring the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, presented by the ICFF. Taking place from June 27 to July 22, the festival is a celebration of Canada’s cultural mosaic through a selection of curated international films. The festival returns to Toronto’s Distillery Historic District, with a unique, vast, and diversified slate of outdoor screenings of over 40 films from 20 countries and transforms the neighborhood into a cinema village.
Canada's competition regulator said last week that it was suing Cineplex for advertising movie tickets at a lower price than what many consumers must pay.
Kinepolis and Imax today announced a global expansion of their longstanding partnership with eight Imax with Laser systems across Europe, Canada and the U.S. The agreement includes four new locations across Europe — including France, Belgium, Spain, and the first-ever Imax system in Luxembourg — as well as a new location in Michigan and Ontario and two upgraded systems in Ontario.
Cineplex has reached a new partnership agreement to bring Laser Projection by Cinionic to more than 800 screens across Canada in the coming years. The companies will start the move to laser projection later this year.
Cinéma Triomphe in Terrebonne, Quebec received the Best Use of New Technology Global Award from the International Cinema Technology Association for its XPX premium large format screen, XPX. The theatre offers a 56-foot-wide screen with 360-diffusion.
Cineplex, in partnership with CJ 4DPlex, has announced that British Columbia has opened the first 4DX auditorium at Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis in Burnaby. The 4DX cinematic experience gives audiences the ability to fully escape into their movie while engaging all of their senses, including touch, sight, sound and smell. The enhanced cinematic experience at Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis debuted with Avatar: The Way of Water.