Imagine Cinemas Elgin Mills

10909 Yonge Street,
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3E3

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Operated by: Imagine Cinemas

Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Empire Theatres, Rainbow Cinemas

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Elgin Mills Cinemas, Empire Elin Mills 10 Cinemas, Rainbow Cinemas Elgin Mills

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Imagine Cinemas Elgin Mills

Opened on December 22, 1995 by Cineplex Odeon, the Elgin Mills Cinemas were sold to Empire Theatres in September 2005, in order to satisfy competition regulations after the Cineplex/Famous Players merger.

The theatre has automated box offices, digital projection and is CaptiView enabled, but has no stadium seating.

Mike Rivest’s guide lists the seating capacity as 2,327, with the largest auditorium seating 294 and the smallest seating 185.

It was closed in 2013. It was reopened in November 2013 as Rainbow Cinemas Elgin Mills. In 2016 it was taken over by Imagine Cinemas.

Contributed by Andrew C

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

telliott on August 16, 2013 at 8:25 pm

This theatre is now closed. The lease expired and was not included in the recent Empire Theatres sale. Would be nice if Rainbow picked it up, they haven’t opened anything in the area in years. Would be a nice compliment to their nearby Rainbow Promenade Mall location.

DavidDymond on August 17, 2013 at 3:23 am

Unbelievable that Empire actually closed this one. They showed they didn’t care when they sold off all their theatres to Cineplex. I have read just recently that some of the AMC theatres in Canada were just closed completely if they weren’t sold to Cineplex!

telliott on August 17, 2013 at 4:21 am

Well the only AMC that wasn’t sold to Cineplex or Empire was the Kennedy Commons and that was closed. The AMC Interchange is still AMC and is still open.

telliott on October 18, 2013 at 12:22 am

Good news! The Elgin Mills cinemas are re-opening in November as the Rainbow Elgin Mills. It’s already on their web site. Too bad this didn’t happen with the Sheppard Centre cinemas or the Kennedy Commons. Oh well, great news for Richmond Hill residents.

rivest266 on March 6, 2014 at 12:40 am

December 22nd, 1995 grand opening ad as well as the 2013 ad uploaded in the photo section.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on November 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm

This theatre is open as Rainbow Cinemas Elgin Mills

ScreenClassic on December 23, 2016 at 12:37 am

As of 2016, this theatre is now part of the Imagine Cinemas chain as the Imagine Cinemas Elgin Mills.

Imagine Cinemas Elgin Mills

CorusFTW on January 9, 2021 at 10:08 pm

As Mike mentioned, Cineplex Odeon opened this theatre on December 22, 1995. It opened with Grumpier Old Men (Dolby Stereo), Toy Story (Dolby Stereo), Sabrina (Dolby Stereo), Jumanji (Dolby Stereo), Waiting to Exhale (Dolby Stereo), Heat (Dolby Stereo), Dracula: Dead and Loving It (Dolby Stereo), Cutthroat Island (Dolby Stereo), Casino (Stereo), Balto (Stereo) and Sudden Death (DTS).

CorusFTW on January 25, 2024 at 3:43 pm

Empire initially closed this cinema on the evening of August 15, 2013, and its final films include Despicable Me 2, Grown Ups 2, Pacific Rim, The Heat, Turbo (2D and 3D), Red 2, The Conjuring, The Wolverine (3D), The Smurfs 2 (2D and 3D), 2 Guns, and Iron Man 3. Rainbow then re-opened it on November 20, 2013, with a special “Free Movies Day.” The films on that day include We’re the Millers, The Great Gatsby, Elysium, Pacific Rim, Turbo, Star Trek: Into Darkness, 2 Guns, Now You See Me, Man of Steel, and Blue Jasmine. Regular programming started the next day, on November 21.

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