Cineplex is committed to sustainable growth and good stewardship in the communities that we serve, guided by our Cineplex Values and our Code of Business Conduct.
Supporting our Communities
Cineplex is a proud supporter of Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organization that makes life easier for children and their families during times of severe medical need. At the local level, our employees regularly support local events to benefit the communities in which we operate. We are proud of our commitment to support the community and are delighted to participate in a variety of worthwhile causes.
Please use this link to Corporate Donations to find out more about our corporate giving programs.
The majority of our printed materials, food trays and popcorn bags are manufactured with paper from sustainable or recycled resources. Recycling units available to theatre guests and behind the scenes recycling programs are in place for paper, glass, cans and plastic in many of our locations. Degradable garbage bags made from 100% recycled material are used in all locations. Film prints are also returned for recycling.
We use environmentally responsible cleaning products and all foodservice and washroom paper products are now manufactured with 100% recycled paper. Lighting in our public spaces is being retrofitted to energy efficient standards.
Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Special Needs
Cineplex offers employment experiences to individuals who enjoy interacting with the public and who love the movies. Please speak directly with your local theatre manager if you are interested in working at Cineplex.
Cinplex is also a strong supporter of Canadian Picture Pioneers, a charitable institution that provides financial assistance when required to past and present members of the Canadian theatre exhibition industry, as well as a scholarship program for children of our employees.
Accessibility to Theatres
Cineplex welcomes all individuals to facilities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Cineplex is a founding partner and proud participant in the “Access 2 Entertainment” program, administered by Easter Seals Canada. Access 2 Entertainment provides free admission (or a significant discount) for support persons accompanying a person with a disability at participating movie theatres across the country. Cineplex Entertainment chooses to provide free admission instead of charging a discounted fee, and currently provides two (2) free admission coupons to any applicant in order to offset the program’s application fee. In order to apply for this program, go to the Access2Entertainment website. We proudly train our staff to assist our guest with disabilities such that they may also have an exceptional entertainment experience.
Accessibility to Movies
Cineplex offers Rear Window Captioning (“RWC”) for our deaf, deafened and hard of hearing patrons, and Descriptive Video Service ("DVS") for our blind and visually impaired guests, at select theatres. Our film booking team works very intently to ensure that every film that is otherwise available in a captioned or described format is played on a RWC and/or DVS capable screen. As Cineplex is not the owner of films (but merely licenses film from distributors), we cannot caption or describe movies but must rely upon the film’s owner to provide these features with a film. If a film’s owner chooses not to caption or describe a film, Cineplex cannot present that film with any captioning or descriptive audio, regardless of any technology installed in our theatres. As a result, we continue to encourage film owners to caption all films prior to their theatrical release. Neither RWC nor DVS are currently compatible with digital projection technology and we anticipate that we will convert the vast majority of our 35mm screens to digital technology within the next few years. We have therefore been actively investigating alternate captioning and descriptive technologies which will be compatible with digital technology. Cineplex is also very active in the work of the international exhibition industry as that industry works towards a common standard for delivery of captioning and descriptive files. Our hope is that with a common standard, film owners will make more movie titles available in both captioned and described formats.
If you have a specific accessibility need, please send your written request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-333-0061 option 8.