Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
6455 MacLeod Trail SW,
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Cineplex Odeon Cinemas (Official)
Operated by: Cineplex Odeon
Previously operated by: Famous Players
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Paramount Chinook Centre
Famous Players opened the Paramount Chinook on March 23, 2001 to much fanfare. The building has been designed with an Egyptian theme in mind. Many of the wall murals include the pyramids and a giant sphinx adorns the lobby with a laser light-show every half-hour on the weekends.
There are sixteen conventional screens and one IMAX format screen. The location also contains several branded concessions such as Pizza Hut Express, Burger King, Tim Hortons and TCBY.
The Paramount Chinook is located at Chinook Centre, Calgary’s largest shopping centre.
In 2008 it was re-named Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, operated by Cineplex.
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This is our theatre and we love it,you can see from any seat and its nice and clean with very friendly helpfull staff.The Egyptian theme is amazing although Im used to it now after so many visits,friends visiting from elsewhwere are always enthralled by it.
A photograph of the theatre here, when named Paramount:
Grand opening ad as Paramount uploaded in the photo section.
For the first few years, every 10 minutes or so there would be a flashy and loud music and light show centred on the Sphinx.
This opened on March 23rd, 2001 as Famous Player’s last Prairie cinema. Grand opening ad: Paramount Chinook opening Fri, Mar 23, 2001 – 49 · Calgary Herald (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) · Newspapers.com
Out of all Scotiabank Theatres, this is the only one named after the mall it’s located in. There are Scotiabank Theatres in Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, St. John’s, and Chinook. I predict that sometime soon, this will be renamed Scotiabank Theatre Calgary.
This theatre’s opening movies include Enemy at the Gates, Heartbreakers in THX, Brothers, Pollock, Chocolat, Recess: School’s Out, Snatch, The Mexican, Traffic, 15 Minutes, Cast Away, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Exit Wounds, Hannibal, Say it Isn’t So, See Spot Run, Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man and T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous in IMAX 3D, and Mysteries of Egypt in regular IMAX.