Cineplex Launches New ‘Junxion’ Entertainment Concept with Additional Canadian Locations Planned [Interviews]

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Cineplex, Canada’s leading entertainment and media company, has launched a brand-new entertainment destination with the launch of its first Junxion location, Cineplex Junxion Kildonan in Winnipeg. 

And the company is planning to roll out the concept to more locations.

Junxion opened in December in time for one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, Avatar: The Way of Water. 

“Junxion is the ultimate entertainment destination that re-imagines Cineplex’s best-in-class guest experience by bringing together movies, amusement gaming, dining, and live performances under one roof. The Junxion concept truly offers something for everyone,” said Judy Lung, Director, Communications at Cineplex.

Cineplex Junxion Kildonan

“Cineplex Junxion Kildonan in Winnipeg, which opened in December, is our first Junxion location. Spanning 35,000 square feet, Cineplex Junxion Kildonan features six state-of-the-art auditoriums with all-recliner seating, including one UltraAVX auditorium and D-BOX seats, over 4,000 square feet of dedicated space for over 50 amusement games, a party room, and a live entertainment space that features a local entertainment lineup.”

Lung said a large footprint is required for a venue of this size and scale, and Kildonan Place was exactly what the company was looking for in terms of space and location. 

“As well, we knew the region’s demographic would be a perfect fit for this entertainment concept and its appeal to guests of all ages,” she said.

Judy Lung

“Cineplex is set to open its second Junxion location, Cineplex Junxion Erin Mills, in Mississauga, Ontario in 2023, with plans to expand the Junxion concept further in the years to come.”

Lung said that more than ever Canadians are looking for the opportunity to truly escape and embrace the magic of the movies and enjoy the unrivaled experience of the big screen. 

“They are also looking for entertainment destinations that offer a variety of premium experiences as well as a social space to reconnect with family and friends. Junxion checks all of those boxes, for guests of all ages,” she said.

“We have been seeing record box office numbers in recent months, thanks to a strong film slate, including recent titles like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way of Water. It’s clear that our guests have missed our theatres and entertainment venues, and are thrilled to be back to enjoy an experience that can’t be replicated at home.”

Future Cineplex Junxion at Erin Mills Town Centre (Image: insauga.com)

Cineplex operates over 170 theatres and location-based entertainment venues across Canada.

Ellis Jacob

“We have a legacy of bringing new and innovative entertainment options to Canadians of all ages and the Junxion concept is a perfect example of that. We know our guests are looking to connect with one another in a shared experience that is so much more than a movie theatre,” said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex.

 “With the best films, a wide selection of amusement games, great food, and live local entertainment, the Junxion combines all that Cineplex does best under one roof.”

Located at the popular Kildonan Place mall, the new entertainment venue replaces the Famous Players Kildonan Place. 

Mario Toneguzzi
Mario Toneguzzi
Mario Toneguzzi, based in Calgary, has more than 40 years experience as a daily newspaper writer, columnist, and editor. He worked for 35 years at the Calgary Herald covering sports, crime, politics, health, faith, city and breaking news, and business. He is the Senior News Editor with Retail Insider in addition to working as a freelance writer and consultant in communications and media relations/training. Mario was named as a RETHINK Retail Top Retail Expert in 2024.

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