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This is a list of Canadian movie theatres operated by Cineplex Entertainment, under the Galaxy, Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Cinema City, Famous Players, Colossus, Scotiabank Theatre, Cineplex Cinemas and Cineplex VIP Cinemas brandings.

Current banners[]

Cineplex Cinemas and Cineplex Odeon[]

Cineplex Cinemas (French: Cinémas Cineplex) is the company's most widespread banner, with 102 locations as of June 2015. Although 42 of these locations carry the older Cineplex Odeon banner, the concept is the same. The newest locations feature a wide variety of movies and a variety of branded concessions. Locations range from small mall multiplexes to large, ultra-modern locations. Most locations are designated in larger populated cities.

Cineplex VIP Cinemas[]

Cineplex Cinemas Lansdowne & VIP

Cineplex Cinemas Lansdowne & VIP in Ottawa features four VIP theatres and one UltraAVX premium large format theatre on the third floor.

Cineplex currently has 15 Cineplex VIP Cinemas presented by Scotiabank. Cineplex debuted this purpose-built concept around 1998 at Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP in Toronto, Ontario. VIP Cinemas are an enclosed space separate from the rest of the theatre, but implementation varies per theatre. For example, Lansdowne is a condensed location in Ottawa that has the VIP ticket booth on the first floor and the four VIP screens in one section of the third floor. The Queensway location at Etobicoke, on the other hand, has a separate building and entrance for its VIP cinemas and lounge. Cineplex VIP Don Mills is first VIP-only location. It features five screens, three which are 3D-capable.

The VIP area has a stylized entrance, licensed lounge and bar with alcohol available to be served, alternative and traditional concessions food/drink products available in the lounge space, at a concession stand, and through in-theatre service. Due to the service of alcoholic beverages to guests, these spaces are only for guests who are 19+ (18+ in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec). Inside each auditorium, there is reserved luxury seating complete (in most locations) with wide, leather, recliner-style seats and swing-out tray-tables. The movie selection is also adapted to this demographic, with a higher proportion of titles rated 14A and 18A, and such movies can even be exclusive to VIP within locations that play them. For example, the screenings for No Escape and Straight Outta Compton at the Lansdowne location are exclusive to VIP.

Scotiabank Theatre[]

Scotiabank Theatre

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

Ten Cineplex complexes use the Scotiabank Theatre banner, though in the case of Montreal, Cinémas Banque Scotia is the main banner instead. Naming is based on the customer-loyalty program agreement made in 2007 between Cineplex and Scotiabank. These are treated as a flagship theatre for their area/region, and represents a premium corporate brand within the company, offering corporate and group events to wealthier/privileged clientele such as stockholders and company executives. Each location offers pizza, coffee, TimePlay and one to four premium large format screens featuring IMAX (except for Vancouver) and one or two UltraAVX screens (except for Ottawa, Winnipeg and Atlantic locations). Non-Atlantic locations, with the exception of Edmonton, feature D-Box motion picture technology in a regular (Ottawa, Montreal and Winnipeg) or UltraAVX (others) theatre. The Scotiabank Theatre locations in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver added Barco Escape premium large format theatres in July 2016.

SilverCity and StarCité[]

SilverCity CrossIron Mills

SilverCity CrossIron Mills, the last SilverCity built by Cineplex, opened in 2010.

StarCité Montréal

StarCité Montréal

The group runs 13 SilverCity cinemas outside of Quebec, plus two StarCité locations in the Gatineau and Montreal cities of Quebec. The first SilverCity opened in Mississauga on November 28, 1997 and the first StarCité opened in Gatineau in December 1999. Both brands combined peaked at 29 locations as of spring 2001. Cineplex acquired these in 2005, but divested five SilverCity and two StarCité in 2006 to fulfill regulatory requirements, only to later reacquire the previously divested Gatineau and Empress Walk locations. The company also opened three new SilverCity locations, the last being CrossIron Mills on June 30, 2010. Each of the 16 remaining locations has 7 to 19 screens, typically 12, of which one to three (except for Mission and Burlington) consist of premium large format screens such as IMAX (at four locations) or UltraAVX (at 13 locations). Five current SilverCity locations, plus StarCité Montréal and many former SilverCity locations, feature an Xscape arcade.

A total of 32 SilverCity and StarCité locations have been built to date. Of these, more than half were either closed or rebranded. Notably, the Mississauga location that premiered the brand closed on May 1, 2014. The StarCité at Sainte-Foy, Quebec City opened on April 12, 2000 and closed on February 27, 2007 because the Cineplex Odeon Ste-Foy next door outperformed it. Another three former SilverCity locations now carry the Scotiabank Theatre brand: the West Edmonton Mall location was rebranded on May 2, 2007, while Ottawa and the Polo Park location in Winnipeg were rebranded in the summer of 2016.

Galaxy Cinemas and Famous Players[]

Famous Players Pickering

Famous Players Pickering (now Cineplex Cinemas Pickering and VIP)

Galaxy Cinemas is the predominant brand in mid-sized markets where there has historically been little or no competition, even prior to the Cineplex-Famous Players merger. There are 30 Galaxy locations as of 2019. All have been built since the mid-1990s, although some were renovated from (or replaced) smaller Cineplex Odeon or Famous Players locations. These locations feature six to twelve screens, branded concessions and stadium-style seating, with a few locations offering UltraAVX and the Waterloo location offering a separate D-Box theatre. The Galaxy Saskatoon theatre built in 2006 was rebranded as Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon and VIP, while former Galaxy locations in Sherwood Park and Regina were rebranded as Cineplex Cinemas in 2015.

The Famous Players brand encompasses a number of different banners and theatre designs, many of which were developed during the chain's suburban expansion, such as power centres in the late 1990s. There are five Famous Players theatres as of 2019, with three to ten screens and traditional concessions at each location. Each theatre has two to four RealD 3D digital screens. One location, Famous Players Kildonan Place Cinemas, will be converted to Cineplex Cinemas by 2021. The Famous Players Pickering location reopened as Cineplex Cinemas Pickering and VIP on July 6, 2018.


Cinema City, Winnipeg

Cinema City, McGillivray in 2011

The Cinema City brand is used at two locations, one in Winnipeg and one in Edmonton, that predominately show second-run films. The former Cinema City McGillivray now plays first-run films and was renamed to Cineplex Odeon McGillivray and VIP Cinemas in 2012.

Cineplex also owns a minority interest in Alliance Cinemas, in partnership with Alliance Films. At its peak the chain had five locations; three locations have been sold or closed, while the two remaining locations have been up for sale since summer 2005.

On February 15, 2013, Cineplex Entertainment announced that they would buy Festival Cinemas which included the Park Theatre and Fifth Avenue Cinemas. The sale was closed on March 1, 2013.

Former banners[]

Cineplex has discontinued the Coliseum and Colossus banners, created by Famous Players in the late 1990s, replacing them with the Cineplex Cinemas (French: Cinémas Cineplex) banner, but the unique architectural features of these theatres has been preserved. As a result, theatres built in this fashion will feature the name of their former banner in the "Format" column of this list.


Cineplex Ottawa

Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa, formerly branded as Coliseum, features a round façade.

Five larger suburban theatres were originally built by Famous Players under the Coliseum (French: Colisée) banner, and are notable for their round façade. They were the first round theatres in the world with its wedge-shaped auditoriums, located on two levels, fan out from their entrances, located off the main lobby area. On the lobby, hangs several figures with costumes, objects and characters from popular movies on display, and bright neon lights (since removed). The first location was opened in Mississauga on May 16, 1997. The second location opened in Calgary on November 27, 1998. The Ottawa, Scarborough and Kirkland locations were opened in parts of 1999. Four of the five Coliseums that were a part of the 2005 acquisition from Cineplex have since been rebranded and renamed to Cineplex Cinemas.

The Ottawa, Scarborough, and Kirkland locations features 12 screens, of which one is UltraAVX; Scarborough also has a D-Box screen and a second UltraAVX screen among its 12 screens. The Mississauga location has 13 screens with both 70 mm film and digital IMAX technology as well as an AVX screen. The Calgary location only has 10 screens, of which one is The Extra Experience, a competing technology by Landmark comparable to UltraAVX. Scarborough and Ottawa also each feature an Xscape Entertainment Centre, replacing the older TechTown arcades at these locations.

The former Coliseum Shawnessy in Calgary was acquired by Empire Theatres on September 30, 2005. The theatre was renamed to Studio 10 and was completely renovated on the interior. The round façade at Shawnessy remains intact but was repainted gray and white. The theatre was later sold to Landmark Cinemas on October 29, 2013.

The Ottawa and Calgary locations now features fully reclining leather seats in all of their auditoriums.


Cinémas Cineplex Laval (1)

Cinémas Cineplex Laval, formerly branded as Colossus, features a UFO design in its foyer.

Larger than Coliseum were Famous Players' three Colossus theatres, re-branded to Cineplex Cinemas since 2015. In its design, the top of the buildings have a giant UFO landing site with the flying saucer sits on top. Passing through the massive main entrance are automatic ticketing machines in an alien figure appearance.

This brand focused on city suburbs and was built to challenge then-competitor AMC Theatres entry into the Canadian market. Each Colossus features 19 screens, or 18 in Laval, using the following technologies: Real D 3D (seven to eight screens), UltraAVX (one or two screens), D-Box (one screen) and IMAX (one screen, excluding Laval). The theatres had a distinctive UFO design in their foyer.

All locations feature an Xscape Entertainment Centre to replace their older TechTown arcades. Colossus debuted on February 12, 1999 in Vaughan, north of Toronto, Ontario. One of its screens was the first IMAX 3D theatre in Ontario. The second location opened in the Langley suburb of Vancouver on May 19, 1999. As of July 20, 2017, both of these locations offer IMAX 70 mm film playback. The final Colossus was opened in the Laval suburb of Montreal on November 17, 2000.

Current theatres[]

Theatre name City Premium Large Format

British Columbia[]

Cineplex Cinemas Abbotsford and VIP Abbotsford UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis Burnaby UltraAVX (two)
Galaxy Cinemas Chilliwack Chilliwack UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam and VIP Coquitlam
Cineplex Cinemas Aberdeen Mall Kamloops
Cineplex Cinemas Orchard Plaza Kelowna N/A
Cineplex Odeon Westshore Cinemas Langford UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Langley Langley UltraAVX and IMAX
SilverCity Mission Cinemas Mission N/A
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo Nanaimo
Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas North Vancouver
Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas Pitt Meadows UltraAVX
Famous Players 6 Cinemas Prince George N/A
Famous Players Prince Rupert Cinemas Prince Rupert
SilverCity Riverport Cinemas Richmond UltraAVX (two) and IMAX (one)
Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill Surrey UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Marine Gateway and VIP Vancouver
Fifth Avenue Cinemas (age restricted 19+) N/A
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver UltraAVX (two)
The Park Theatre N/A
Galaxy Cinemas Vernon Vernon
Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas Victoria
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas IMAX
Cineplex Cinemas Park Royal and VIP West Vancouver UltraAVX


Scotiabank Theatre Chinook Calgary UltraAVX (two) and IMAX (one)
SilverCity CrossIron Mills Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre UltraAVX
Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas UltraAVX (two)
Cineplex Cinemas East Hills UltraAVX
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Seton and VIP UltraAVX
Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas UltraAVX (two)
Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas UltraAVX
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton Edmonton UltraAVX (two) and IMAX (one)
Cineplex Cinemas Manning Town Centre UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas North Edmonton and VIP UltraAVX (two)
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas
Cinema City Movies 12 N/A
Cineplex Odeon Windermere Cinemas and VIP UltraAVX
Cineplex Odeon Grande Prairie Cinemas Grande Prairie N/A
Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge Lethbridge
Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat Medicine Hat
Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer Red Deer UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park Sherwood Park


Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw Moose Jaw N/A
Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert Prince Albert
Cineplex Cinemas Southland Regina
Cineplex Cinemas Normanview UltraAVX
Cineplex Odeon Centre Cinemas Saskatoon N/A
Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon and VIP UltraAVX and IMAX


Famous Players Kildonan Place Cinemas Winnipeg N/A
Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP
Cinema City Northgate
Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg IMAX


Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas Ajax N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster Ancaster IMAX
Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas Aurora UltraAVX
Galaxy Cinemas Barrie Barrie N/A
Cineplex Cinemas North Barrie UltraAVX
Galaxy Cinemas Belleville Belleville N/A
SilverCity Brampton Cinemas Brampton UltraAVX (two)
Galaxy Cinemas Brantford Brantford N/A
Galaxy Cinemas Brockville Brockville
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas Burlington
Cineplex Odeon Clarington Place Cinemas Bowmanville
Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge Cambridge
Galaxy Cinemas Chatham Chatham
Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood Collingwood
Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall Cornwall
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre East Gwillimbury UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Queensway and VIP Etobicoke UltraAVX (two)
Galaxy Cinemas Guelph Guelph N/A
Galaxy Cinemas Pergola Commons UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Hamilton Mountain Hamilton/Stoney Creek
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas Kingston
Cineplex Cinemas Kitchener and VIP Kitchener
Cineplex Odeon Westmount and VIP Cinemas London
SilverCity London Cinemas UltraAVX and IMAX
Cineplex Cinemas Markham and VIP Markham IMAX
Galaxy Cinemas Midland Midland N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Milton Milton UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga Mississauga UltraAVX and IMAX
Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park IMAX
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas Niagara Falls UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk North York IMAX
Cineplex Cinemas Fairview Mall UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Yorkdale UltraAVX (two)
Galaxy Cinemas North Bay North Bay N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Oakville and VIP Oakville UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill UltraAVX and IMAX
Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville Orangeville N/A
Galaxy Cinemas Orillia Orillia
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas Oshawa UltraAVX
Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas Ottawa N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Lansdowne and VIP UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa
Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas N/A
Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa IMAX
Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound Owen Sound N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Pickering and VIP Pickering UltraAVX
Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough Peterborough
SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas Richmond Hill UltraAVX (two)
Galaxy Cinemas Sarnia Sarnia UltraAVX
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie Sault Ste. Marie N/A
Cineplex Odeon Morningside Cinemas Scarborough
Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough UltraAVX (two)
Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas UltraAVX and IMAX
Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas St. Thomas N/A
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas Sudbury UltraAVX
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas Thunder Bay
Cineplex Cinemas Varsity and VIP Toronto N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Eglinton and VIP UltraAVX
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto UltraAVX and IMAX
Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP UltraAVX and IMAX
The Beach Cinemas N/A
Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills
Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan Vaughan UltraAVX (two) and IMAX (one)
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo Waterloo UltraAVX
Cineplex Odeon Seaway Mall Cinemas Welland N/A
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas Windsor UltraAVX
SilverCity Windsor Cinemas IMAX


Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Beauport Beauport UltraAVX
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Boucherville Boucherville N/A
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Brossard et VIP Brossard UltraAVX
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Carrefour Dorion Dorion N/A
Cinéma Starcité Gatineau Gatineau UltraAVX
Cinéma Cineplex Kirkland Kirkland
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Place La Salle LaSalle N/A
Cinéma Famous Players Carrefour Angrignon
Cinéma Cineplex Laval Laval UltraAVX (two)
Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal Montreal UltraAVX and IMAX
Cinéma Starcité Montréal UltraAVX
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin N/A
Cinéma Cineplex Quartier Cavendish
Cinéma Galaxy Sherbrooke Rock Forest
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon St-Bruno Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Cinéma Capitol St-Jean Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Ste-Foy Sainte-Foy UltraAVX
Galaxy Cinemas Victoriaville Victoriaville N/A

New Brunswick[]

Cineplex Cinemas Dieppe Dieppe UltraAVX
Cineplex Cinemas Fredericton Fredericton N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Miramichi Miramichi
Cineplex Cinemas Trinity Drive Moncton
Cineplex Cinemas Saint John Saint John UltraAVX

Nova Scotia[]

Cineplex Cinemas Amherst Amherst N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Antigonish Antigonish
Cineplex Cinemas Bridgewater Bridgewater
Cineplex Cinemas Dartmouth Crossing Dartmouth UltraAVX
Scotiabank Theatre Halifax Halifax IMAX
Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane N/A
Cineplex O.E. Smith Theatre
Cineplex Cinemas Lower Sackville Lower Sackville
Cineplex Cinemas New Glasgow New Glasgow
Cineplex Cinemas New Minas New Minas
Cineplex Cinemas Sydney Sydney
Cineplex Cinemas Truro Truro
Cineplex Cinemas Yarmouth Yarmouth

Prince Edward Island[]

Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown Charlottetown N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Summerside Summerside


Cineplex Cinemas Millbrook Corner Brook N/A
Cineplex Cinemas Mount Pearl Mount Pearl
Scotiabank Theatre St. John's St. John's IMAX
Theatre name City Premium Large Format

Upcoming theatres[]


St. John's

  • Cineplex Cinemas Field Centre

Former theatres[]

British Columbia[]


  • Famous Players Station Square - closed on September 4, 2012


  • Famous Players Richmond Centre -closed, now the dining terrace (food court)
  • Famous Players Guildford -Sold to Empire Theatres in 2005, then to Landmark Cinemas in 2013




  • Coliseum Calgary Cinemas - sold to Empire Theatres in 2005 and again to Landmark in 2013.
  • Famous Players Market Mall - renovated as part of the Market Mall Food Court expansion.


  • Famous Players Westmount Centre - became Empire Theatres in 2005 and closed in 2011 (now abandoned)





  • Cineplex Odeon Orion Gate Cinemas - Closed in 2018 to make way for a Playdium conversion.


  • Cineplex Odeon Sherway Cinemas - Opened in 1987. Closed in 2001 after the 18-screen Queensway cinema opened.


  • Cineplex Odeon First Markham Place Cinemas - Closed in 2015 after Downtown Markham and VIP opened.


  • Cineplex Odeon Square One Cinemas - sold to Empire Theatres in 2005 and again to Landmark in 2013. Closed on October 3, 2014 and converted into retail use.
  • SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas - Opened in 1997 and closed on May 1, 2014. Now a LA Fitness.

North York

  • Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande Cinemas - Closed in 2013.
  • Famous Players Victoria Terrace 6 Cinemas - Opened in 1989 and closed in November 2002.


  • Famous Players Pickering 8 Cinemas - closed in June 2018 when the new Cineplex Cinemas Pickering and VIP opened on otherside of the mall.


  • Cineplex Odeon Scarborough Town Centre 12 Cinemas - Opened in 1981 and closed in 2000. Space now occupied by Gap stores.
  • Famous Players Cedarbrae 8 Cinemas - Opened in 1969, closed in 2003 and demolished

St. Catharines

  • Cineplex Odeon Fairview Mall Cinemas - Opened in 1994 and closed on January 25, 2007. Now a Winners.
  • SilverCity Pen Centre Cinemas - sold to Empire Theatres in 2005 and again to Landmark in 2013.


  • Famous Players Imperial 6 Cinemas - Operated from 1972-1988 as a cinema, but partially taken over by Cineplex Odeon in 1986.
  • Famous Players Uptown Theatre - Opened in 1920 as Loew's Uptown, acquired in the mid-1970s by Famous Players until its closure in 2003 due to accessibility laws.



New Brunswick[]


  • Cineplex Cinemas Rothesay - It opened as an Empire Theatres location and was acquired by Cineplex in October 2013. Cineplex closed this location on January 18, 2015 after its lease expired, focusing on the Saint John location instead.

Nova Scotia[]


  • Cineplex Cinemas Oxford - Closed on Sept. 13, 2017, after a final 7PM showing of the 1997 film Titanic, to make way for new development after being sold to the Nahas Family of the Nanco group, with intent to convert it to residential & commercial use.