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Famous Players is one of the Canadian movie theatre banners operated by Cineplex Galaxy LP; it includes numerous locations stretching from British Columbia to Quebec. Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Theatre is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed any one or more elements of the other performing arts. ... Toronto based Cineplex Galaxy LP was created in May 1998 after the merger of New York NY-based Loews Theatres (founded in 1904 by Marcus Loew) to form Loews Cineplex Entertainment. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th)  - Land 925,186 km²  - Water 19,549 km² (2. ... Beginning in 1963, a terrorist group that became known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices and at least two murders by FLQ gunfire and three violent deaths by bombings. ...

Famous Players Canadian Corporation was founded in 1920. The Famous Players chain was always strongly linked with Paramount Pictures and was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Paramount Communications by the time that firm was acquired by Viacom in 1994. Under chairman Tom McGrath, Famous Players re-built its entire infrastructure from 1997 to 2003 with new "megaplex" stadium-seated theaters and extensive innovative food court offerings. 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1987 to 1995. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Tom McGrath (USA), though little known outside of Hollywood, has been an important, behind the scenes, player in re-shaping the modern media landscape throughout his entertainment carreer. ...

In June 2005, Viacom announced it would sell Famous Players to Cineplex Galaxy, controlled by Onex Corporation, for $500 million. The sale was completed July 22. June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Viacom (short for Video & Audio Communications) [pronunciation: pre-Redstone/pre-1987: vee-a-com; post-Redstone acquisition: vi-a-com] (NYSE: VIA), (NYSE: VIAB) is an international media conglomerate. ... Onex Corporation is a Toronto based investment firm. ... July 22 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

Famous Players theatres can be divided into five categories.

  • Paramount theatres are the company's flagship downtown locations in cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. These locations will be rebranded by April 22, 2006, pursuant to a short term licence from Viacom's Paramount Pictures unit, which owns the Paramount brand.
  • Coliseum theatres, representing the company's first branded theatre concept, are stand-alone locations often found in the suburbs of major cities.
  • Colossus theatres are stand-alone megaplex locations even larger than Coliseums; many were opened close to similar-sized cinemas being opened in Canada by AMC Theatres. One of the largest is located in Laval, QC
  • SilverCity theatres, also generally stand-alone locations, are mid-sized locations found in many cities or areas not large enough to support a Coliseum or Colossus.
  • Famous Players (traditional) theatres, some of which still operate in downtown or mall locations across Canada.

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Famous Players once operated a number of drive-in theatres, but most have been closed and replaced with modern theatres. Until 2004, it operated theatres in the Maritimes, none of which were branded-concept theatres; these were sold to the region's dominant exhibitor, Empire Theatres. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Maritimes or Maritime provinces is a region of Canada on the Atlantic coast, consisting of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. ... Empire Theatres is the only major movie theater circuit operating in Atlantic Canada. ...

It was believed to be the first exhibitor in the world to have automated box offices.

Famous Players Theatres (Incomplete List)
Name Location Status Screens
The 400 Drive-In Woodbridge, Ontario Closed/Demolished 3
Airport Drive-In Neepawa, Manitoba Closed/Demolished 1
Airport Drive-In Quebec City, Quebec Open 4
The Avalon Hamilton, Ontario Closed 1
The Avon Hamilton, Ontario Closed 1
Brockville Arts Centre Brockville, Ontario Open 1
Burlington Mall Cinemas Burlington, Ontario Closed 3
Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts Winnipeg, Manitoba Open 1
The Capitol Hamilton, Ontario Closed/Demolished 1
The Capitol London, Ontario Open 2
The Capitol St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Closed 1
Capitol St. Thomas, Ontario Open 3
Capitol 6 Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia Closed 6
Capitol Centre North Bay, Ontario Open 1
Capitol Theater Guelph, Ontario Closed 1
Capitol Theater St. Catharines, Ontario Closed -
Capitol Theatre Kitchener, Ontario Open 1
Capitol Theatre Montr顬, Quebec Closed/Demolished 1
Capitol Theatre Ottawa, Ontario Closed/Demolished 1
Capitol Theatre Winnipeg, Manitoba Closed/Demolished 2
Cedarbre Cinemas 8 Toronto, Ontario Closed 8
Centre Laval Laval, Quebec Closed/Demolished 12
Centre Metafloria Montreal, Quebec Closed 6
Century Theatre Hamilton, Ontario Closed 1
Chatham Capitol Theatre Chatham, Ontario Closed / Renovating / Restoring -
Cinema At The Toronto Dominion Centre, The Toronto, Ontario Closed 1
Cinema du Parc Montreal, Quebec Open 3
Cinema V Montreal, Quebec Closed/Renovating 2
Cinéma V-Salle Hermes Montreal, Quebec Closed/Demolished 2
Club Metropolis Montreal, Quebec Open 1
College Theatre Winnipeg, Manitoba Closed 1
Colossus Laval 18 Laval, Quebec Open 18
Colossus Theatres Vaughan, Ontario Open 19
Coronet, The Victoria, British Columbia Closed 1
Crescent Theatre Winnipeg, Manitoba Closed/Demolished 1
Eglinton Theatre Toronto, Ontario Closed/Renovating 1
Eglinton Theatre Toronto, Ontario Closed/Renovating 1
Empress Theatre Fort Macleod, Alberta Open 1
Fleur de Lys Montreal, Quebec Closed 1
Galeries D' Anjou Anjou, Quebec Closed 1
Globe Cinema Winnipeg, Manitoba Open 3
Granada, The Hamilton, Ontario Closed 1
Greenfield Park Greenfield Park, Quebec Closed 3
Imperial Oil Centre for the Performing Arts Sarnia, Ontario Open 1
Imperial Theater Montreal, Quebec Open 1
Jackson Square Cinemas Hamilton, Ontario Open 6
Kent, The Bathurst, New Brunswick Closed 2
Kent, The Montreal, Quebec Closed 2
Kings Drive-In Burlington, Ontario Closed/Demolished 1
Le Parisien Montreal, Quebec Open 7
Le Spectrum Montreal, Quebec Open 1
Lincoln Theater St. Catharines, Ontario Closed 1
Loew's Theatre Montreal, Quebec Open 5
McPherson Theatre Victoria, British Columbia Open -
Metropolitan Theatre Winnipeg, Manitoba Closed 1
Northstar Cinema 1 & 2 Winnipeg, Manitoba Closed 2
Orpheum Montreal, Quebec Closed/Demolished 1
Osborne Theater Winnipeg, Manitoba Closed 1
Paramount, The Red Deer, Alberta Closed 2
Paramount Montreal Montreal, Quebec Open 13
Paramount Theater Kamloops, British Columbia Open 2
Paramount Toronto Toronto, Ontario Open 14
Paramount Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia Open 9
Park, The Windsor, Canada Closed 1
Park Royal Cinemas West Vancouver, British Columbia Closed/Demolished 3
Plaza, The Toronto, Ontario Closed 2
Raymond Burr Performing Arts Centre New Westminster, British Columbia Open / Renovating / Restoring 2
Regent Gala Theatre Toronto, Ontario Open 1
Regent Theatre Oshawa, Ontario Closed / Renovating / Restoring 1
Regent Theatre Ottawa, Ontario Closed/Demolished 1
Rideau Theatre Ottawa, Ontario Closed/Demolished 1
Roxy Theater Barrie, Ontario Closed 1
Royal, The Victoria, British Columbia Closed 1
Royal, The Woodstock, Ontario Closed 1
Royal Theatre Victoria, British Columbia Open -
Runnymede, The Toronto, Ontario Open 1
Seneca Cinemas Niagara Falls, Ontario Closed 2
SilverCity St. Vital Winnipeg, Manitoba Open 6
SilverCity St. Vital Winnipeg, Manitoba Open 6
Skyline Theater Toronto, Canada Closed 2
Skyway 6 Cinemas Toronto, Ontario Closed 6
Skyway Drive-In Stony Creek, Ontario Closed/Demolished 1
Strand, The Brandon, Manitoba Open 1
Sudbury Silver City Greater Sudbury, Ontario Open 12
Sussex Center Missisauga, Ontario Closed -
Tivoli Theatre Hamilton, Ontario Closed 1
Tivoli Theatre Winnipeg, Manitoba Closed 1
Towne Cinema Flin Flon, Manitoba Closed 1
Uptown Cinema Centre Red Deer, Alberta Open 4
Uptown Theater 1 & 2 Orangeville, Ontario Closed 2
Versailles 6 Montreal, Quebec Open 6
Vogue Theatre Sydney, Nova Scotia Closed 1
Westdale Theater Hamilton, Ontario Open 1
York, The Montreal, Quebec Closed/Demolished 1
Yorkdale Silver City North York, Ontario Open 10

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  • Cineplex Galaxy buying Famous Players movie chain from Viacom for $500 million

External link

  • Famous Players Official Website
  • Cineplex Galaxy LP

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