Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon & VIP

347 2nd Avenue S,
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L1

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Operated by: Cineplex Odeon

Previously operated by: Galaxy Theatres

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Galaxy Cinemas

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 306.664.5060

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Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon & VIP

Galaxy Cinemas opened on September 1, 2006, surpassing the Capitol 4 as the city’s largest megaplex.

This behemoth of a theatre was instrumental in the closure of Capitol 4 and possibly that of Pacific Cinemas, as well, who couldn’t compete.

Some have criticised Galaxy Cinemas for what they perceive as destroying Saskatoon’s movie scene. It was renamed Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon & VIP in 2014. On April 27, 2018 screen 12 was converted into an IMAX theatre. By February 2024 that screen had been converted into an UltraAVX theatre.

Contributed by Elissa Hamilton

Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

Azzaelea on July 29, 2009 at 5:12 am

Flickr picture of April ‘06 signs announcing Galaxy—>
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Azzaelea on July 29, 2009 at 5:13 am

May ‘09 Flickr shot of completed Galaxy Cinema—>
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Azzaelea on July 29, 2009 at 5:16 am

A blog editorial on how the Galaxy ruined the local film scene—>

telliott on July 29, 2009 at 11:14 am

Just looking at what’s playing today at the Centre cinemas, it seems to me that they are all recent releases, so I don’t see the problem.

SilverPlaqueVII on February 12, 2014 at 9:55 am

And this will be changed to Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon and VIP Cinemas later this year.

SilverPlaqueVII on November 1, 2014 at 11:59 am

Now the name is official: Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon & VIP.

23skidoo on January 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Just a correction on the main write-up: Pacific didn’t close because it couldn’t compete. It closed because the company that owned the Galaxy owned Pacific and Capitol 4/Empire and only wanted one theatre downtown, which is a shame.

CorusFTW on October 16, 2021 at 11:41 pm

This theatre opened as Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon on September 1, 2006. Its opening movies include Crank, The Wicker Man, Invincible, Talladega Nights, The Illusionist, Little Miss Sunshine, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and Material Girls.

rivest266 on October 17, 2021 at 1:01 am

Grand opening ads posted

CorusFTW on February 25, 2024 at 9:29 pm

This cinema once opened an IMAX theatre (conversion of theatre 12) on April 27, 2018, in time for “Avengers: Infinity War.” However, as of the time I’m writing this (February 25, 2024), it has since been converted into another UltraAVX theatre.

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