Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Landmark Cinemas was established in 1965 as a movie exhibition company. On June 26, 2013, Empire Theatres announced that is was selling its Eastern Canadian locations to Cineplex, and all of its other locations in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and BC to Landmark. As part of this transaction, Landmark added 22 theatres and 227 screens to its portfolio, bringing its total theatres and screens to 53 and 352 respectively. This transaction turned Landmark into the second largest movie exhibition company in the Country, and into the top 10 in North America.
Landmark’s core business is the sale of box office tickets to view films in its theatres and food & beverage service at its concession stands within these locations. In addition, Landmark operates a film booking agency for small, independent theatre chains and a cinema equipment service and concession provider (King Cinema Services) to supplement its core in-theatre revenue streams.
All of Landmark theatres have been converted to digital technology and Landmark has invested to have many of its theatres upgraded to include IMAX, 3D screens, and popular food retailers that enhance the customer service experience and set it apart from its competitors. With a large full time staff of 150 and over 1,300 part time employees that service millions of customers each year across 53 locations, Landmark is considered to be one of the premiere movie exhibition companies in Canada.