IMAX to Close Theatre at Portage Place in March

IMAX to Close Theatre at Portage Place in March

IMAX - Portage Place
IMAX at Portage Place Shopping Centre (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Another blow to downtown Winnipeg after the IMAX Theatre closes at the end of March.

The theatre, located inside Portage Place Shopping Centre, will roll its final credits on March 31.

IMAX is facing strong industry competition with theatres offering larger screens and 3D films.

The theatre opened in 1987 and has operated in a more minimal capacity in recent years by the Forks North Portage Partnership. Being a second-run theatre also meant that IMAX couldn’t secure big name films for several weeks after their original release.

The good news is that moviegoers can still get their IMAX fill at SilverCity Polo Park.

— Staff


Pssst, while you're here... is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!

Support ?

Sports Highlights