Empire Theatres Announces Official Opening Date of New Theatre in Kingston, ON
New theatre includes the area's first IMAX(®) theatre
HALIFAX, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Empire Theatres, a Canada-wide film exhibition
company operating 52 theatres, announced today that construction will be
completed on its new 10-screen theatre complex in Kingston, Ontario in time to
officially open for the holidays on Friday, December 21, 2012 for matinee and
The new complex is located at the intersection of Division Street and Dalton
Avenue as part of a larger commercial development, Kings Crossing Power
Centre. The 1,762-seat theatre 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. The auditoriums will also have 100% integrated DLP Digital Cinema
Projection providing crystal clear images, and RealD 3D capability in 4
Empire Theatres Kingston will also feature an IMAX(®) theatre, which delivers
a premium viewing experience and is a first in the area. The IMAX
Experience(®) combines crystal-clear images, powerful digital sound and
customized theatre geometry to create a uniquely immersive movie experience.
"We are committed to offering our guests the best entertainment experience and
IMAX helps us deliver on this promise," says Dean Leland, Vice President,
Studio Relations & Media, Empire Theatres. "We look forward to offering
moviegoers in the Kingston area with a movie-going experience unlike anything
they've seen before."
The theatre will also include an expansive main lobby, a lounge area with
leather seating, Automated Box Offices, an expanded refreshments offering,
large rooms that will be used for community and corporate use, and plenty of
well lit, free parking. Guests will also be able to purchase their tickets at
refreshments for one-stop shopping, online at www.empiretheatres.com or
www.empiretheatres.mobi. Guests will be able to view showtimes, purchase
tickets and access additional information on Empire Theatres Kingston at
The existing Empire Theatres Capitol 7 Theatre, located at 213-223 Princess
Street in Kingston, will close its doors permanently after the last show on
December 20(th), 2012. To celebrate its long history, Empire Theatres is
hosting a "Celebrating the Capitol" iconic movies series until Sunday,
December 16(th). All proceeds from admission tickets will be donated to the
Salvation Army Toy Drive to assist families in need in the Kingston area. For
complete details, visit www.empiretheatres.com/capitol.
Invitation for a Media Tour - December 18(th), 1:00pm
The media are invited to a guided tour of the new Empire Theatres Kingston
theatre on December 18(th) at 1:00pm. Dean Leland, Vice President Studio
Relations & Media, Empire Theatres and Mark Welton, President, IMAX Theatres,
IMAX Corporation will be on-site for interviews during this time.
Please RSVP your attendance to Kelly O'Brien at
Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 14(th).
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 52 theatres across Canada with 431
screens, including seven IMAX theatres and five Empire Extra locations. Empire
Theatres Limited's 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.
About The IMAX Experience(®)
In IMAX, you're experiencing a different movie altogether: everything from the
movie itself to the theatre's technology and design, were developed and
customized to make you believe you're part of the action.
IMAX works directly with filmmakers to enhance the movie using its Digital
Re-Mastering® process, which delivers superior picture and sound quality.
Played through IMAX's state-of-the art projection system, the resulting images
are so lifelike and crystal-clear you'll forget you're in a theatre.
IMAX grabs your senses. You don't just hear the powerful sound system; you
feel it all around you. Visually, there is no frame. IMAX's custom theatre
design creates a picture that is higher, wider and closer - filling your
It's not one thing that makes The IMAX Experience(®) but a combination of all
these elements. That's the difference between seeing a movie and being part of
IMAX Is Believing.
Kelly O'Brien - Manager, Marketing & Communications Empire Theatres Limited -
Halifax (902) 876-4830 Kelly.email@example.com
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