Cineplex Celebrates Grand Opening in Downtown Markham

Cineplex Cinemas Downtown Markham and VIP opens April 3

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- Markham movie-goers got the red carpet treatment on Friday, April 3 with the opening of Cineplex Cinemas Downtown Markham and VIP

Markham's newest and most-cutting edge movie theatre will feature the latest Hollywood titles, as well as select Chinese language films. 

The theatre offers three VIP Cinemas, an IMAX® auditorium, and nine traditional auditoriums. Auditorium two - the largest traditional auditorium - will feature two rows of D-BOX Motion Seats. 

"Cineplex Cinemas Downtown Markham and VIP will be one of Markham's premier entertainment attractions," said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex Entertainment. "From our VIP Cinemas to the cutting edge IMAX experience, we know our guests are going to enjoy the exceptional entertainment experience we have in store."

Cineplex VIP Cinemas presented by Scotiabank offer luxurious reserved seating; food and beverage service at your seat; licenced auditoriums; and a high-end, licenced lounge - where guests can extend their stay and enjoy the full VIP Cinemas menu.

The VIP Cinemas experience offers all the traditional movie snacks, as well as VIP menu items: calamari, flatbread pizza, wraps, salads and much more. VIP Cinemas also offer a special drink menu, including a wide selection of beer, wine, cocktails and martinis.

IMAX auditoriums offer movie-goers a truly immersive cinematic experience. IMAX's cutting-edge projection system, which delivers crystal-clear images, coupled with customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, creates a unique environment that makes audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

D-BOX motion seats are one of the hottest technologies in cinema today, providing a multi-sensory enhancement to the action on the big screen. Many of today's action-filled movies are specially coded to command D-BOX seats to move in concert with the action on the big screen.

The theatre will also feature an XSCAPE Entertainment Centre - a cutting-edge redemption gaming facility, offering the latest in video and interactive games - as well as Cineplex's proprietary food service options: Outtakes Backstage Bistro and YoYo's Yogurt Café.

Cineplex Odeon First Markham Place will close after its last show on Thursday, March 26.

About VIP Cinemas presented by Scotiabank

With VIP Cinemas presented by Scotiabank, guests enjoy a premium entertainment experience available exclusively at Cineplex Entertainment theatres in Canada. They feature specially designed auditoriums exclusively for adult guests, in-seat menu service, a licenced lounge and a dedicated box office. VIP auditoriums feature reserved seating enabling guests to select their specific seat in advance. A VIP auditorium also features full stadium seating with larger, luxurious seats with tabletops embedded in their armrest. Ordered items will be delivered directly to the guest at their seat. Guests can also enjoy the licenced lounge before and after a movie.

About XSCAPE Entertainment Centres

XSCAPE is an entertainment destination featuring the latest video and interactive games, a redemption area featuring great prizes, full-service licensed lounge and special event party suites. Several games dispense prize tickets which can then be exchanged at a redemption counter for one of many great prizes. SCENE members can earn and redeem their SCENE points when purchasing XSCAPE Play Cards.

About Cineplex

Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") is one of Canada's leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture theatre circuits in the world. A top-tier Canadian brand, Cineplex operates numerous businesses including theatrical exhibition, food services, gaming, alternative programming (Front Row Centre Events), Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Solutions, Cineplex Digital Networks, and the online sale of home entertainment content through and on apps embedded in various electronic devices. Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE - Canada's largest entertainment loyalty program.

Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operates 160 theatres with 1,638 screens from coast to coast, serving approximately 74 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex Cinemas and Cineplex VIP Cinemas. Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes brands. Cineplex trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CGX. More information is available at

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