Cineplex Theatre to open at the IWK Health Centre
Cineplex has announced plans to transform the IWK Health Centre’s O.E. Smith Auditorium into a new theatre where patients and families can enjoy movies and other entertainment for free.
The Cineplex O.E. Smith Theatre is scheduled to open in May, with the company working in partnership with the IWK Health Centre and the IWK Foundation.
The multi-purpose facility will also enable the IWK community to have an updated meeting and presentation theatre, and will be the transformed home of the annual IWK Telethon on CTV.
Cineplex President and CEO Ellis Jacob says he can’t think of a better way to put a smile on the face of a child or adult who is hospitalized than to help them escape their treatment for a little while and enjoy a movie.
Tracy Kitch, President and CEO of the IWK Health Centre, says the project creates a wonderful opportunity for children and families to be transported from the daily routines of their hospital stay to a world of action, adventure and fun.