By Sarah Klein
Cinema City on McGillivray Boulevard will close on July 9 to make way for an extensive theatre renovation.
Cineplex Entertainment is embarking on a $4.5 million renovation, as announced last fall, which will see the south Winnipeg movie theatre’s 12 existing auditoriums converted to eight traditional auditoriums and three VIP cinemas.
Expected to reopen in the fall, the theatre will be one of the first in Canada to include the latest cinema technology, with larger screens, Dolby digital surround sound, Christie Solaria Series DLP Cinema projectors and RealD 3D technology.
The box office and lobby areas will also receive an overhaul, with concession changes including hot foods, such as burgers, hot dogs and fries. Concessions in the VIP cinema will include specialized offerings, including flatbread pizza, calamari and alcohol. A TCBY frozen yogurt, Pizza Pizza and Outtakes are also part of the addition.