Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown reopens on May 18

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — It was back to the motion pictures at Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown on Might 18 soon after eight months of restoration function and updates.

A few videos opened on three screens with confined showtimes on May possibly 18. An expanded program and an extra a few offerings are set for May perhaps 19.

The 8 theatres have been dark considering that submit-tropical storm Fiona on Sept. 24, 2022, ruined elements of the roof and a subsequent large rainfall on Sept. 27 flooded most of the 30,000-square-foot setting up.

“We know that our team and visitors are eagerly anticipating the return of Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown and we are grateful for the support of our local community these past months,” Chauntel Ormandy, executive director of Atlantic functions of the countrywide motion picture chain, explained in a news launch on May possibly 15.

“We are thrilled to carry the magic back to Charlottetown where by movies can be professional in point out-of-the-artwork auditoriums and we are energized to welcome all the acquainted faces we have skipped so considerably.”

Development crews have been ending their perform this 7 days, forward of the Victoria Working day holiday weekend, which is regarded as the start off of the blockbuster summer time motion picture season.

New Irwin 32B leather, rocker-style chairs have replaced the old chairs in the eight theatres at Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown. These chairs are about five to six inches wider than the previous chairs. - Drew Bloksberg/SaltWire
New Irwin 32B leather-based, rocker-design and style chairs have replaced the previous chairs in the 8 theatres at Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown. These chairs are about five to 6 inches broader than the preceding chairs. – Drew Bloksberg/SaltWire

The substantial transform is all the seats in the 8 theatres have been changed by more-broad rocker-design and style chairs. The old seats ended up 19 inches large. The new types are up to 25 inches broad. The more width meant about 200 seats had to occur out.

“It will imply potential is diminished, but there never ever was a requirement to have that considerably ability,” Ryan Kearney, standard manager of the Cineplex Charlottetown Cinemas, told SaltWire on a tour of the newly renovated advanced on Could 4.

What is enjoying

Could 18

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3
  • Tremendous Mario Bros.
  • Quickly X

May perhaps 19

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Rapid X
  • Blackberry
  • Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Robbers
  • Jodi (Punjabi w/e.s.t.)

A fifth RealD 3D monitor has been extra together with the substitution of all D-Box seats, which the firm hopes will offer an improved experience for moviegoers who want to immerse themselves further more into the action.

There have also been updates to the gaming location, foyer and concession counter.

A Canadian company that specializes in installing seats in movie theatres and large arenas across North America was putting in new D-box seats at Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown on May 4. - Drew Bloksberg/SaltWire
A Canadian business that specializes in installing seats in film theatres and substantial arenas across North The usa was putting in new D-box seats at Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown on May possibly 4. – Drew Bloksberg/SaltWire

Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown is also welcoming again 28 workforce, 85 per cent of whom worked at the area prior to the Fiona storm.

Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown was the toughest strike of all the chain’s places in Atlantic Canada. The other two that sustained sizeable hurt had been Cineplex Cinemas Summerside and Cineplex Cinemas Sydney in Nova Scotia

The Summerside area was ready to open up on Nov. 11, 2022, as repairs have been ongoing.

Ormandy stated the Summerside location saw attendance rise with the Charlottetown closure, setting a record with the Tremendous Mario Bros. movie. Attendance was so solid, at occasions, the location ran out of popcorn and experienced more product delivered above from New Brunswick in buses.

The reopening comes just in time for friends to just take advantage of Cineplex’s movie present pack provide.

Guests can obtain a film reward pack coupon ebook with the obtain of a $30 gift card on the web or in theatre in advance of June 30.

Every coupon e-book consists of one free of charge common popcorn, one acquire-one particular-get-a single-free common admission and one cost-free movie ticket enhance with a compensated common admission.

Dave Stewart is a overall health reporter with SaltWire in Prince Edward Island. He can be arrived at by e-mail at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @DveStewart.