Famous Players Canadian Corporation is created
Famous Players Canadian Corporation is created
Cineplex Odeon Corporation is created by Garth Drabinsky and Nathan Taylor and opens its first theatre in Toronto’s Eaton Centre
MCA buys 49% of Cineplex Odeon Corp. for US$159 million
Drabinsky and vice-chairman, Myron Gottlieb resign
Viacom Inc., the world’s third largest media company, buys Famous Players
Cineplex Odeon Corp. merges with the US-based Loews Theatres, creating Loews Cineplex Entertainment, one of the world’s largest motion picture theatrical exhibition companies
Galaxy Entertainment Inc. is founded by Ellis Jacob and Stephen Brown. The company creates state-of-the-art entertainment destinations for mid-size Canadian cities that historically were underserved.
Loews Cineplex Entertainment files for creditor protection
Onex Corporation and Oaktree Capital acquire a restructured Loews Cineplex Entertainment
Cineplex Galaxy LP is created with the merger of Galaxy Entertainment Inc. and the Canadian assets of Cineplex Odeon Corporation. Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund is created and the IPO is priced at CDN$10.00 per unit on the Toronto Stock Exchange, (symbol CGX.UN).
Viacom Inc. announces its intent to divest the Famous Players theatre chain
Cineplex Galaxy LP receives a consent order signed by the Canadian Competition Bureau allowing the purchase of Famous Players
A Purchase Agreement between Viacom Inc. and Cineplex Galaxy LP is signed and the intent to purchase Famous Players for approximately $464 million in cash and approximately $36 million in lease obligations is announced
To finance the acquisition, Cineplex Galaxy LP announces a $215 million public offering. An announcement is also made indicating the intent to sell the real estate interests in four theatre locations in a sale-leaseback agreement for $67 million to RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust.
Cineplex Galaxy LP’s purchase of Famous Players from Viacom is complete, as well as the closure of the equity and debt financing. Formal divestiture process commences for sale of 34 theatres.
Cineplex Galaxy LP completes the sale of real estate interest in four theatre locations to RioCan REIT for $67 million
Cineplex Galaxy LP announces sale of 27 theatres and 202 screens to Empire Theatres Ltd. for approximately $83 million
Cineplex Galaxy LP announces completion of the sale of 27 theatres to Empire Theatres Ltd
Cineplex Galaxy LP is renamed Cineplex Entertainment LP. The company owns, leases or has operating interest in theatres under the following brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy and Famous Players, including Coliseum, Colossus, and SilverCity.
Cineplex Media, a division of Cineplex Entertainment LP is created by combining the CineMarketing sales division of Cineplex Entertainment with assets of Famous Players Media Inc.
Cineplex Entertainment announces the sale of seven theatres with 78 screens in the province of Quebec to Fortune Cinemas for $2 million
Cineplex Entertainment GTA launch of first-ever Canadian entertainment rewards program, SCENE, in partnership with Scotiabank. As part of the agreement, five theatres are to be re-branded to Scotiabank Theatres. Re-branding of Paramount Toronto Theatre to Scotiabank Theatre Toronto is announced.
Oaktree Capital Management sells their interest in the Fund along with a portion of the units held by Onex Corporation. This resulted in a reduction of Onex’s effective controlling interest in Cineplex Entertainment LP to 23.7%.
Board of Directors approves increase to Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund cash distributions to $1.20 per unit
National launch of SCENE program as well as the re-branding of three more theatres to the Scotiabank theatre brand: Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver and Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
Cineplex Entertainment announces acquisition of Cinema City chain. Three theatres are acquired.
Cineplex Entertainment announces the re-branding of Paramount Chinook to a Scotiabank brand as part of the agreement with the bank. Scotiabank Theatre Chinook is the last flagship location to be re-branded.
SilverCity Oakville Cinemas, Canada’s largest digital cinema complex opens. This theatre is also the first theatre to incorporate the “Backlot” concept which includes bowling, billiards and a bar/lounge, in addition to VIP auditoriums and a VIP lounge, the Cineplex Kids Club (a child-minding service) and Xtras (the Cineplex store).
Cineplex Media celebrates the 100th issue of Famous Magazine
SCENE program expands with the addition of an online music store
Board of Directors approves second increase to Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund cash distributions to $1.26 per unit
Cineplex Entertainment and RealD announce agreement to install 175 3D systems in Cineplex theatres across the country
SCENE reaches milestone with its one millionth member
Cineplex Entertainment launches online e-commerce initiative The Cineplex Store. Cineplex also begins offering liquor service in its VIP auditoriums at Cineplex Odeon Varsity Cinemas.
Cineplex Entertainment begins offering liquor service in its VIP auditoriums at SilverCity Oakville Cinemas
Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund announces unit exchange with its largest shareholder, Onex Corporation
Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund and Onex Corporation announce a secondary offering of 12,956,885 trust units. This represented the balance of units controlled by Onex Corporation. The transaction was completed on April 21, 2009.
Cineplex Entertainment announces plan to acquire Onsite Media Network for $1.7 million
Cineplex Entertainment announces the introduction of the XSCAPE Entertainment Centre at SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas
Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund completes secondary offering of Trust units originally held by Onex Corporation concluding their majority ownership in the Fund
Cineplex Entertainment completes acquisition of Onsite Media Network and renames business Cineplex Digital Media
Cineplex Entertainment announces partnership with D-Box Technologies with the install of D-Box motion code seats at the Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas
Cineplex Entertainment announces launch of Telus Tuesdays with the Telus Half Price Movie Combo
SCENE reaches two million members
SCENE partners with Live Nation, the world’s largest producer of live concerts
Cineplex Entertainment has 190 digital projectors of which 149 are equipped with RealD 3D in 89 theatres across the country
Cineplex Entertainment presents the CTV Olympic Games Broadcast at Cineplex for the first time at Cineplex theatres across the country
Cineplex Entertainment announces a new entertainment experience – UltraAVX TM in two locations at SilverCity CrossIron Mills Cinemas & XSCAPE Entertainment Centre in Calgary, AB and Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas in Toronto, ON. Additional UltraAVX locations will open later in 2010.
Cineplex Entertainment announces plans to acquire Digital Display & Communications Inc. for an estimated $3.5 million
UltraAVX premieres at SilverCity CrossIron Mills Cinemas & XSCAPE Entertainment Centre and Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas
Cineplex Entertainment completes the acquisition of Digital Display & Communications Inc.
Famous and Famous Québec magazines change names to Cineplex Magazine and Le magazine Cineplex
Cineplex Entertainment launches mobile ticketing via m.cineplex.com
Cineplex Entertainment launches the Cineplex mobile apps
Cineplex Entertainment launches digital download service via Cineplex.com
Cineplex Inc. announces the completion of the conversion of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund to a Corporation
Cineplex Entertainment renames Digital Display and Communications Cineplex Digital Solutions
Board of Directors approves increase of Cineplex Inc. dividend to $1.29 per unit