Scotiabank cinemas is an icon? I never thought I'd live to hear that! Uptown, Eglinton, University etc. were iconic cinemas.So let me reword it: I'd hate for scotia to close ! It's an icon, no matter what they do to the lobby of the AMC theater I doubt it'll ever be as nice.
It's been that way forever with competing film exhibition companies in Canada, though I never understand how Market Square can get films that are playing at Scotiabank or AMC.It's a good question. I can't remember the specifics right now but when AMC opened, I remember reading that the regulating body doesn't allow 2 separate theatres within a certain radius of playing the same movies.
Irrespective of how the 'industry' operates (which I believe had more to do with the exhibitors AMC vs Cineplex in this location) it will be great to have a full selection of full run movies at Yonge & Dundas. When (on the rare occasion) AMC had a big movie there was definitely an impact on the number of people in the building.It's been that way forever with competing film exhibition companies in Canada, though I never understand how Market Square can get films that are playing at Scotiabank or AMC.
No, that wasn't a joke.I can only assume this is a joke.
I couldn't agree more.Cineplex has made waiting for a movie a draining, lousy experience. Their horrible pre-show ad-a-thon is pretty effective deterrent to wanting to see a show in one of their theatres.
So long, AMC. Thanks for the comfort, while it lasted.
I don't expect much money to be spent on the building either. Look at the poor shape that the Scotiabank Theatre is currently in on the outside. Just awful. The cube that projects out from it hasn't worked properly for years, and the lighting around the outside signage is still broken. They're cheap!Just like they wouldn't buy the AMC to close it, they would not buy it to close another theatre. I think you can relax.
And I would not expect much if any money spent by Cineplex on this building, besides signage. They bought the lease to AMC, not the building.