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Cineplex to Re-Open Movie Theatres in July

Cineplex to Re-Open Movie Theatres in July

By Simon Hung

Movie lovers will be able to watch films on the big screen in July, as Cineplex is set to re-open theatres in select regions across Canada.

All Cineplex locations in Canada have been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but over 40 theatres in seven provinces will be open as of Friday, July 3, including all theatres in Alberta and eight in British Columbia.

  • Alberta – all theatres
  • British Columbia – Cineplex Cinemas Langley, Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis, Cineplex Cinemas Orchard Plaza, Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill, Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, SilverCity Victoria Cinemas
  • New Brunswick – Cineplex Cinemas Dieppe, Cineplex Cinemas Fredericton, Cineplex Cinemas Saint John
  • Newfoundland – Scotiabank Theatre St. John's
  • Nova Scotia – Cineplex Cinemas Dartmouth Crossing, Scotiabank Theatre Halifax
  • Quebec – Cineplex Cinemas Kirkland, Cineplex Cinemas Laval, Cineplex Odeon Brossard, Cineplex Odeon Latin Quarter, Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy, Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke, Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, Starcite Gatineau Cinemas
  • Saskatchewan – Cineplex Cinemas Southland, Cineplex Cinemas The Centre

There is currently no timetable for theatres in Manitoba, Ontario or Prince Edward Island. Cineplex is taking a phased approach to re-opening and more theatres will be opened gradually throughout the month of July, in accordance with government guidelines and public health recommendations.

All theatres will have enhanced health and safety measures to protect guests and staff, including hand sanitizing stations, physical distancing markers, regular cleaning of high-contact surfaces, reduced seating capacities, staggered seating arrangements and reserved seating in all auditoriums. Masks or face coverings are recommended and will be available for free to guests.

Cineplex will be screening several early-2020 releases including Bad Boys for Life, Birds of Prey, Sonic The Hedgehog, The Invisible Man and more, as nearly all movies slated for release this summer were delayed. Tickets to all showtimes will be $5.00 ($2.99 on Tuesdays), regardless of format, to encourage movie-goers back to theatres.

Visit Cineplex's Health and Safety landing page to learn more about their enhanced safety measures in theatres across Canada.

26 Comments

    • hmmm

      Following Canada’s public health guidelines, we are recommending that our guests wear a mask when they’re with us.

      Q - Link doesn't have dates - anyone know WHEN this will happen (hopefully details for Toronto) please?

      It varies based on location. Toronto is still stage 2. Here cinemas are part of stage 3 scheduled opening. No firm date for that yet.
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    • Link doesn't have dates - anyone know WHEN this will happen (hopefully details for Toronto) please?
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    • Yes, patrons should have napkins and maybe even wet naps in the auditoriums for their snacks. However, it's still gonna get very messy and unhygienic removing/putting back our masks with greasy buttered popcorn fingers. Hope somebody does a youtube clip and gives us a flawless demonstration on how to do this properly. LOL
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    • https://torontosun.com/news/national/re ... favourites

      With no new movies to screen for the time being, all tickets will be available for a reduced price.

      “From a price-point perspective we’re looking at, any movie, any showtime, any experience will be $5 and then it’s $3 on Tuesday,” Van Lange says. This will include AVX and IMAX screenings.
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    • sprung wrote: https://torontosun.com/news/national/re ... favourites

      With no new movies to screen for the time being, all tickets will be available for a reduced price.

      “From a price-point perspective we’re looking at, any movie, any showtime, any experience will be $5 and then it’s $3 on Tuesday,” Van Lange says. This will include AVX and IMAX screenings.
      Not opening in Ontario. Nothing much to see and new movies pulled back to August at the earliest. Not wanting to wear a hazmat suit to go to the movies. I'll just stay home...
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    • I wonder if Tenet will be the first big blockbuster after the lockdown.
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    • xpoint9 wrote: I wonder if Tenet will be the first big blockbuster after the lockdown.
      i suspect even a mediocre film with any recognizable star will do well around this time.
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    • That includes IMAX screening?
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    • Would you go to the theater? The Ontario / Quebec situation is a still not under control.

      No one, absolutely no one, can explain what the deal is with community spread. We know it's there, we don't know how bad it is. Specially in the GTA.

      What I mean is.... is streaming not enough for you guys?
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    • Stuck in a closed space with iffy ventilation system with a few dozen people who may or may not have covid, for 2 hours. I suppose if I never take off the medical mask it might be borderline ok. It wont feel very good watching a movie with a mask on, and unable to eat or drink anything.
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    • badOne wrote: Stuck in a closed space with iffy ventilation system with a few dozen people who may or may not have covid, for 2 hours. I suppose if I never take off the medical mask it might be borderline ok. It wont feel very good watching a movie with a mask on, and unable to eat or drink anything.
      The articles I've read say masks are used to prevent YOU from spreading COVID to other people, not to protect you from getting it. You'd need the N95 mask, properly fitted to your face.

      C
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    • The time for going to the movie theaters are long gone.The pandemic killed the switch! One of the options would suffice:online streaming,and/or home based movie theater.
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    • Yeah, my first screening of Christopher Nolan's new movie "Tenet" will be at the drive-in movie theatre in August instead of the Cineplex. Why? I've been wearing masks consistently a lot more nowadays and I know for sure, I can't handle 2 hours plus long movies wearing one. I can barely even handling wearing a mask for more than 15 minutes at the supermarkets and public transit. Personally, I wouldn't even consider going to the cinema without a mask. That's just me.

      "Tenet" was a movie i definitely wanted to see in IMAX first. In our COVID times, it really looks like I'll watch it in the drive-in and then wait for crappy home viewing. Truly sad because this is a Nolan movie and deserves to be seen in IMAX.
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    • Using a mask to do errands is perfectly fine. Spend 2h+ with a mask to watch a movie? Rather stay home.
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    • Maybe they'll serve up a garlic butter popcorn to dissuade neckers from necking.
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    • No thanks. Too risky.
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    • No chance of success imho in today's environment. People go to the movies to relax, kick back and leave worries of work etc... not go to the movies... worrie about germs, mask, gloves, etc etc. Let's see... kick back and watch on my projector theatre setup... no mask, no stupid noises, no worries of someone sneezing or coughing on me... oh and not pay $12 for a 99cent bag of popcorn. No thanks.
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    • if only the sale went through then cineplex owners would be off the hook. They were in trouble even before the pandemic - now they are neck deep,
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    • badOne wrote: if only the sale went through then cineplex owners would be off the hook. They were in trouble even before the pandemic - now they are neck deep,
      Last I heard, most shares are owned by Onyx, which is a subsidiary of the Quebec pension plan ...

      But pre-covid, it would've been an interesting merger as the plan was to introduce a monthly subscription, versus pay as you go ... like moviepass or sinemia ... but too late now, I guess...
      Seems like only a vaccine for COVID-19 can save them ...
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    • Ya Cineplex won't be the same. Unfortunate but the pandemic has changed a lot of habits and I doubt many are going to the theatres anytime soon.
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    • So who has been back to the theatres already for a movie?

      May seriously get lured back to the Cineplex to see "The Empire Strikes Back". If we choose to see this old classic Star Wars movie in the theatre, it'll be my first time seeing it on the big screen since its 1997 re-release for the special edition.

      Who else is going? LOL

      https://www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/star ... e=8/7/2020
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    • I'm heading out to the theatres right now to see Peninsula.
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    • Mr_Fanta wrote: So who has been back to the theatres already for a movie?

      May seriously get lured back to the Cineplex to see "The Empire Strikes Back". If we choose to see this old classic Star Wars movie in the theatre, it'll be my first time seeing it on the big screen since its 1997 re-release for the special edition.

      Who else is going? LOL

      https://www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/star ... e=8/7/2020
      I saw that empire is back on the big screen. Will definitely take my 9 yr old to see It this weekend
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    • Spongebob is coming out Aug 14. Anyone got a spare BOGO code? :-)
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