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 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.
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.
I can only assume this is a joke.
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.
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.