03 Apr 2011

Cineplex Odeon

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Developer: Cineplex Odeon
Architect: Page + Steele Archtiects Planners

In the late nineteen nineties and early twenties, the firm was chosen by Cineplex Odeon to provide the structural designs for multiple auditoria cinema buildings, in various centres in Canada, including Toronto, Niagara Falls, Conestoga, Kingston, Calgary, Edmonton and Ste. Foy.

In addition to the entrance lobbies and concessions spaces, the buildings generally housed ten auditoria where movies are projected from mezzanine projection areas serving multiple auditoria.

The structures are of structural steel construction with raker beams to support stadia type seating. The roof structures are generally steel deck on open web steel joists and are designed to sustain the local area snow loads and decentralized heating and cooling equipment.

The foundation types ranged from reinforced concrete spread footings to caissons or steel piles in order to satisfy local site soil conditions.