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Landmark Cinemas new theatre opens at The Commons next Friday

By on October 31, 2018 0 1610 Views

Fort McMurray movie-goers are raving with the news of Landmark Cinemas’ grand opening at The Commons in Eagle Ridge on November 9.

The highly-anticipated wait will soon be over as tickets will be available for residents to purchase online tomorrow. The last day to watch movies at Landmark’s downtown location is November 7.

Photo by Landmark Cinemas

The new facility will feature eight theatre auditoriums complete with Landmark’s new luxury recliner power seating. It will also allow theatre-goers to purchase their movie tickets in advance and select seating options.

“Get the seat you want before you arrive for the show. Our recliner experience features free reserved seating,” said Landmark Cinema’s National Brand Manager Ashley Kruger. “Plus, our recliners provide extra space to recline and even cuddle up. The aisles are wider, so you can easily move past reclined movie lovers. Wider aisles also mean you don’t have to worry about your seat being disturbed during the show.”

CEO of Landmark Cinemas Bill Walker stated in a release that the Canadian movie theatre chain is “excited” to bring a world-class movie theatre facility to Fort McMurray.

“We are incredibly excited to introduce the recliner movie-going experience to the residents of Fort McMurray,” Walker stated. “… it truly changes how people enjoy their night out at the movies. The community has served Landmark well in our downtown location over the past eleven years, and we are excited to welcome everyone to enjoy this new world-class, movie-going experience at the Commons in Eagle Ridge.”

Construction of the new Landmark Cinemas auditorium at the Commons. Photo by Landmark Cinemas

The theatre will be the first establishment to open at The Commons, which will further provide residents with over 250,000 square feet of retail amenities and services.

Cole Harris, President and COO of Centron and owner of The Commons development said the opening of the new cinemas will be “an important milestone in realizing our vision of providing of Fort McMurray, and the surrounding areas.”

New on the Snack Menu

With eight theatres and 887 seats available, the cinema complex will also be introducing new food and beverage options.

“We are also introducing Coca-Cola Freestyle, which provides over 100 beverage options for movie lovers of all ages. We will also be introducing an extended concession menu including pizza, Pretzel Maker, Mrs. Fields, TCBY (The Country’s Best Yogurt) offerings, and we’ll be proudly brewing Starbucks coffee.”

Enter the Contest

We have five pairs of Ticket & Treat Family Packs to giveaway courtesy of Landmark Cinemas. Each pack has four movie tickets and includes a popcorn and drink for each guest. Throughout the entire month of November, we will be hosting contests online and through the YMM Parent social media platforms.

The Family Fun Continues + More

All of Landmark’s Movie Deals + Promotions will continue within the Fort McMurray franchise, which includes Kid’s Day. Every Sunday, children aged 13 and under can receive a movie ticket and Snack Pack (popcorn, drink, choice of candy treat) for $14.99 plus tax.

Kruger also shared “our new location will have a party room” for children to enjoy the Landmark Cinemas’ Birthday Experience.

According to their website, the Birthday Experience includes free express concession ordering and pick up, a free admission ticket for the Birthday Child and the hassle-free experience of free reserved seating. Click here to learn more and book a birthday party.

The First Films to Play

Information for “Now Playing” will be available on the same day ticket purchases are available on November 1 at 9 a.m. MST on Guests will be able to book their theatre experience in advance from each Tuesday until the upcoming weekend. Select titles may have even further advance ticketing.

To learn more about Landmark Cinemas and to book your tickets, stay updated on

See You at The Commons, Fort McMurray!

Dawn Booth, Editor of YMM Parent


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Dawn Booth is the Editor-in-Chief of YMM Parent Magazine and Your McMurray Magazine. She has actively worked in the Wood Buffalo region's media industry since residing in Fort McMurray in 2007.

Her passion is writing poetry and puts it at the forefront of the community through her volunteer work as the President of NorthWord Magazine. Most important, Booth puts her family of five first, which includes her husband Ryan and their three children, Landon, Dawson and Tessa.