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Cineplex Inc.
  • Galaxy Entertainment (1999-2003)
  • Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund (2003-2011)
  • Cineplex Galaxy (2003-2005)
  • Famous Players
  • Loews Cineplex Entertainment
  • AMC Theatres (Canadian locations)
  • Empire Theatres
Founded 1999; 23 years ago (1999)
Founder Ellis Jacob and Stephen Brown
Area served
Key people
  • Ellis Jacob, President & CEO
  • Tribhuvan Jadeja, President & CEO
  • Gord Nelson, Chief Financial Officer
  • Dan McGrath, Chief Operating Officer
  • Heather Briant, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • Jeff Kent, Chief Technology Officer
  • Michael Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Filmed Entertainment
  • Anne Fitzgerald, Chief Legal Officer
  • Patricia Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
Revenue Increase CAN$ 1.010 billion (2010)
Increase CAN$ 63.0 million (2010)
Number of employees
Over 10,000
  • Cineplex Odeon
  • Galaxy
  • SilverCity
  • Famous Players
  • Cinema City
  • Scotiabank Theatre
  • Cineplex Cinemas
  • Cineplex VIP Cinemas
  • Cineplex Starburst Inc.
  • Famous Players LP
  • Cineplex Media

Cineplex Inc., formerly known as Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund and Galaxy Entertainment Inc., is one of Canada’s largest entertainment companies and operates numerous businesses including movie theatres, food services, gaming, alternative programming, and the online sale of home entertainment content.

In 1979, Garth Drabinsky and Nat Taylor, opened its first "Cineplex" theatre complex Toronto Eaton Centre.

Through its operating subsidiary Cineplex Entertainment LP, Cineplex operates 162 theatres with 1,640 screens in all 10 Canadian provinces from coast to coast, serving approximately 71 million guests annually.

Cineplex also owns and operates its own brands for entertainment (such as UltraAVX, Xscape Entertainment Centre, Cineplex Starburst and Brady Starburst) and restaurants (such as OutTakes and Poptopia).

Premium screens

Cineplex Entertainment features 206 premium screens: 109 large format screens, 41 D-Box screens (of which nine are combined with one of the aforementioned large format screens) and 56 VIP Cinemas screens. These require more Scene points or an additional cost compared to a regular admission, but offer both the option of a larger screen and a motion theatre where available. The company also currently operates 23 digital IMAX screens. The screen size is from about 73 to 119 feet, depending on the venue.


Cineplex locations may feature arcade areas under various brands; in June 2009, Cineplex began to deploy a new concept known as XScape Entertainment Centre, incorporating it into new locations or refurbishing existing locations to utilize the format. XScape primarily features redemption games as well as other arcade games; some locations may also include a licensed lounge and party rooms.

The Rec Room

In January 2015, Cineplex announced a new entertainment restaurant chain known as The Rec Room; comparable to U.S. chains such as Dave & Buster's, they feature restaurant and bar areas (including quick service and upscale dining areas), as well as an arcade (The Yard), recreational game areas, driving simulators, and an auditorium equipped with a cinema-style screen, which can be used for shows and live broadcast events.

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