EAD Joint Venture Announces Cineplex As Cinema Partner in the Edmonton Arena District

EDMONTON (January 22, 2015) – The EAD Joint Venture is proud to announce Cineplex Inc. (Cineplex) as the cinema partner for the Edmonton Arena District. With a scheduled opening date in 2018, the new Cineplex, located in the EAD Plaza at 103rd Street, between 103 Avenue and 104 Avenue, will become downtown Edmonton’s first premium Cineplex theatre.

As one of the lead tenants in this new sustainable development, the Cineplex theatre will span over 35,000 square feet. The theatre will offer viewers both VIP Cinema auditoriums and UltraAVX screens.

The VIP Cinemas experience will offer luxurious reserved seating, in-theatre food and beverage service and licenced auditoriums. The VIP Cinemas takes in-theatre experience to a new level, and will be reserved for adults only. The Cineplex UltraAVX auditoriums will also feature reserved seating, wall to wall screens, as well as ultra-high definition projection and Dolby Atmos surround sound.

“When planning the Edmonton Arena District, it was important to us that we attract brand partners that reflect the EAD’s world class values,” said Glen Scott, Senior Vice President Real Estate, Katz Group. “This new Cineplex theatre will further enhance the entertainment options available in the district. We’re very excited to welcome Cineplex to the EAD.

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.

“Cineplex is proud to be part of this exciting development,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment.  “This cutting-edge, luxurious theatre project is the first of its kind in Canada, and a perfect fit with the vision of the Edmonton Arena District.”

The building complex, anchored by Cineplex, will also be home to over 2000 underground parking spaces. The world-class cinema is a stellar addition to the EAD and will help elevate and revitalize Edmonton’s downtown core.

For more information and updates on the Edmonton Arena District, visit EAD.ca.