By The Canadian Press
Cineplex Inc. has opened the first of its new cinema, dining and entertainment complexes called Junxion.
The Toronto-based theater operator’s first location is at Kildonan Place, a Winnipeg mall that housed a Famous Players cinema.
The Junxion features six auditoriums with reclining seats, an arcade area with over 50 games, a party room, live entertainment area, and dining options.
This comes three years after Cineplex announced the Junxion concept, promising the first location would open at the Erin Mills Town Center mall in Mississauga, Ontario. in 2020.
The mall is still set to house a Junxion, but Cineplex now says it won’t open until summer 2023 with other locations to follow.
The Junxion’s opening comes as Cineplex struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic while fending off competition from on-demand streaming services refusing to give all of their films traditional theater showings.