The Carlton Cinema to be Saved
A few months ago came news that the Carlton Cinemas would close and on December 6th they did just that. But now comes word that the days of films screening near the corner of Yonge and Carlton is not a thing of the past. Last week, Magic Lantern Theatres, owner of the Rainbow Cinemas theatre chain, purchased the space and plan to refurbish and then re-open it this June.
Keep reading for more details in the just issued news release.
CARLTON CINEMA TO RE-OPEN IN JUNE 2010
TORONTO, February 18, 2010: The Carlton Cinema, located in the hub of downtown Toronto, will be refurbished and re-opened in June 2010.
The 9-screen multiplex will operate under the banner of Magic Lantern Theatres, an Edmonton based Movie Exhibition Company, which also operates Rainbow Cinemas.
Magic Lantern Theatres has a proud history of providing communities with venues to enjoy thought-provoking art and independent movies from Canada and overseas, as well as Hollywood fare.
Plans are already underway to retrofit Carlton Cinema in a manner that will optimize its appeal to its regular and new patrons. Cinephiles will be able to enjoy a wide variety of art and alternative films, documentaries, special screenings and film festivals.
Details regarding admission prices and opening day celebrations are being developed and will be announced approximately two months prior to the re-opening of the Carlton Cinema.
Magic Lantern Theatres, a community-based Canadian company, was established in 1980. With the opening of the Carlton Cinema, the company will expanded its operations to 17 locations across Canada with a total of 87 screens.
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