Brussels, Belgium (April 29, 2019) – Landmark Cinemas Canada and Forster Harvard Development Corp. are pleased to announce that Landmark Cinemas will bring its premium recliner seating movie-going experience to the Grove on 17, in the south east Edmonton neighbourhood of Tamarack. Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2019, with completion in early summer 2020.
All eight of the theatre’s auditoriums feature Landmark’s luxury recliner seating in a full-stadium configuration. This premium movie-going experience features a motorized, fully reclining seat with extended footrest to provide each guest with a significant increase in personal space and a relaxing, disruption-free movie experience. The new eight-screen theatre will also include Barco Laser Projection from Cinionic. Laser projection provides rich dynamic colours, superior contrast ratios and sharper images, to create an unsurpassed presentation experience.
“We are thrilled to bring the Landmark luxury recliner movie-going experience to the Grove on 17 and are confident that movie lovers in Tamarack, and the surrounding areas, will make this their movie-going destination,” said Eddy Duquenne, CEO of Kinepolis Group.
“Serving as the entertainment destination for the Grove on 17, Landmark’s premium movie-going experience reinforces our commitment to deliver a unique experience to the residents of Tamarack and region, making the Grove on 17 a premier shopping destination,” said Blair Forster, President, Forster Harvard Development Corp.
Kinepolis Group acquired Landmark Cinemas, the second largest cinema operator in Canada operating 45 movie theatres of various sizes, in December 2017. Three new Landmark cinemas were opened in 2018 (St. Albert, Saskatoon and Fort McMurray). Two more are scheduled to open in 2019, namely in Regina and Calgary Market Mall.
Construction of Landmarks new, premium recliner movie theatre at CF Market Mall in Calgary has commenced on Tuesday, April 23rd. The grand opening of this new premium movie-going experience is scheduled for December 2019.
Located on the southwest corner of the centre, in the space formerly occupied by Staples, the new five-screen theatre will feature the dynamic combination of Landmark’s signature recliner seating experience and Barco Laser Projection from Cinionic.
Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family-run cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a pioneering model within the industry. In addition to its cinema business, the Group is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management.
In Europe, Kinepolis Group NV has 53 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. Since the acquisition of the Canadian movie theatre group ‘Landmark Cinemas’ in December 2017, Kinepolis also operates 45 cinemas in Canada.
In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates 98 cinemas (45 of which it owns) worldwide, with a total of 886 screens and more than 175,000 seats. Including the acquired Canadian organization, Kinepolis employs 3,800 people, all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience. More information on www.kinepolis.com/corporate.