Premium recliner seating coming to Rialto Theatre, Courtenay

Premium recliner seating coming to Rialto Theatre, Courtenay

CALGARY, ALBERTA, October 19, 2018

Landmark Cinemas Canada announces it is converting its Rialto Theatre in Courtenay, B.C., to Premium Powered Recliner Seating in all four of the theatre’s auditoriums. Construction will commence today, Friday, October 19th, and is scheduled for completion the week of  November 19th, 2018. 

Landmark Cinemas’ Rialto Theatre, located at the Driftwood Mall, 2655 Cliffe Avenue, remains open during the renovation period, and the theatre’s Cast and Crew look forward to introducing their guests to this new premium movie-going experience beginning with the scheduled opening of the theatre’s initial two recliner auditoriums the week of November 5th.  Additional renovations to the theatre’s lobby and concession amenities will be completed in January of the 2019 to complement the enhanced movie-going experience.

The introduction of Premium Recliner Seating necessitates the reduction of overall theatre capacity, providing a significant increase in personal space and a more relaxing, disruption free movie-going experience. Free Reserved Seating will also be part of the theatre’s premium offering, all for an adult general price of $11.99. Reserved seating tickets may be purchased at or through ATOM Tickets, the first-of-its-kind theatrical mobile ticketing platform that with a few clicks enables movie lovers to seamlessly invite friends and order tickets and concessions to skip all the lines at the theatre.

“Experiencing a movie in recliner seating is a gamechanger,” says Bill Walker, CEO Landmark Cinemas Canada, “and we are confident that movie lovers throughout Courtenay, and its surrounding regions, will embrace this new premium movie-going experience, providing a reason to enjoy the movies more often.”

A subsidiary of Kinepolis Group NV, Belgium, Landmark is Canada’s second largest motion picture, theatre exhibition company. From a single screen in 1965, Landmark Cinemas welcomes Movie Lovers to share their love of movies and enjoy a perfect movie-going experience in 45 cinemas and 317 screens throughout Western Canada, Ontario and the Yukon Territory. We are connected to the communities we serve, and our Cast and Crew are proud to support Kids Help Phone. As a National Sponsor of the Walk, through promotional support and fundraising initiatives in our theatres, we are committed to support the mental health and well-being of both our youth Guests and Cast & Crew. Landmark’s corporate headquarters is in Calgary, Alberta. For additional information:  

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