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IT CAN'T BE TRUE!

You walk in, and you can’t believe your eyes.


You’re looking at the usual movie screen that's no different than any other. You turn, and your eyes all but pop out of your head…


The seats! Big, soft leather ones. Push a button, and the back portion shifts ever so slightly as a recliner rises, taking your legs with it.


Real recliners. And look what else. There’s plenty of room so your feet don’t bang up against the seat in front of you. Let the button go and there you are, ready for anything the screen throws at you.


Maybe too much comfort. It wouldn’t be difficult to slumber off while waiting for the movie to begin.


Tell me, what is the second largest theater chain in Canada? Landmark Cinemas Canada. With Cineplex Number One. Landmark I mentioned is in Bolton, Ontario. Twenty-minute drive from our home in Woodbridge. Our son, Nathaniel, discovered it some time ago. And gave up Cineplex.


“Wait’ll you see it, dad,” he exclaimed, when picking me up to drive over. “It’ll blow your mind.” He got that right.


Here’s more about Landmark Cinemas. It began in the US with a single screen back in 1965, giving movie goers, they said, a different look at the movies.

There are 45 theaters and 325 screens across western Canada, Ontario and the Yukon Territory. They offer various formats including Premium Large Format and at select locations, ‘premium comfort of Full-Recliner seating’. As in Bolton. And surprisingly, Landmark owns IMAX (R).


Author’s comment: You might’ve picked up on it, if you glance from time to time at my blogs.

I’m always on the hunt for something different. Unexpected. Where readers might say, "Hmm, I didn’t know that!” And that's what makes my day.

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