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Cineplex Entertainment

Across Canada
Industries: Retail
Job Types: Full Time, Internship, Part Time

About us

Cineplex Inc. or “Cineplex” is a leading Canadian entertainment company that operates numerous businesses including theatrical exhibition, media, food services, digital commerce, amusement gaming, alternative programming, digital signage, content development, and eSports. A top-tier Canadian brand, it owns and operates Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Media, WorldGaming Inc., The Rec Room and Cineplex Starburst Inc. as well as the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes brands. Cineplex also provides home entertainment content through and on apps embedded in various electronic devices.

Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, and operates 164 theatres with 1,678 screens in every Canadian province from coast-to-coast. It serves over 74 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Cinemas, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex Odeon and Cineplex VIP Cinemas presented by Scotiabank. In addition to operating one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture theatre circuits in the world, Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE – Canada’s most successful entertainment loyalty program. More information on Cineplex is available on

Our history

Cineplex Entertainment’s history has roots dating back to 1912, when the Famous Players Film Corporation was founded by Adolph Zukor.

In 1979, Cineplex Odeon Corp was created. In 1999, Ellis Jacob and Steve Brown formed Galaxy Entertainment, a business designed to bring big-city entertainment to mid-sized markets across Canada. In 2003, Galaxy Entertainment merged with Cineplex and in 2005, Cineplex Galaxy acquired Famous Players, doubling the size of the organization to 166 theatres and renamed Cineplex Entertainment in 2006. In 2013, Cineplex Entertainment acquired 24 of the Empire Theatre chain from Atlantic Canada to become a truly national company for the first time.

Growing with Cineplex

We don’t just provide the entertainment to our movie-goers; our careers are entertaining, too! As a student or recent grad, we offer you an exciting, social, rewarding, and fast-paced opportunity to grow your young career.

Cineplex is more than a great first job, we encourage employee development and the chance to transition into a career as a member of our theatre operations or one of our corporate offices. Our employees, at any level, enjoy the flexibility and rave that there’s never one day that’s the same as the last.

As a recent graduate, Cineplex has a wide range of career opportunities spanning across different specializations. Regardless of your academic background, we have opportunities in various areas of our business such as theatre operations, roles within our VIP Cinemas for VIP kitchen leaders, VIP servers, VIP bartenders, sales, multimedia designers, marketing, gaming, human resources, finance, digital commerce—just to name a few.

Hiring at Cineplex

We’re always looking for students and new grads to join and grow with our team. Recruitment happens all year round, with heavy hiring during the pre-summer and fall blockbuster seasons.

Employee growth is important to us at Cineplex—many of our past cast members are now employed in theatre operations or one of our corporate offices! Experience is not necessary for all roles, and we will train for the skills required to do the job. At the end of the day, we hire for attitude, train for skill.

Introducing: The Rec Room

Owned by Cineplex, The Rec Room is Canada’s premier social entertainment destination. Launching in Edmonton in winter 2016, we’re taking entertainment to another level. At The Rec Room, we’ll fuse gaming, entertainment, and dining all under one roof. This social playground has something for everyone, whether it’s hosting your date night or entertaining a corporate event.

If you believe the hype and you’re interested in applying to be a part of our team, sign up on The Rec Room’s website to receive more information when opportunities are posted.

VIP Cinemas

Exclusive to Cineplex Entertainment theatres in Canada, VIP Cinemas provides a premium entertainment experience for our adult guests. Each of our theatres has a dedicated box office and licenced lounge to enjoy before or after a movie. Our auditoriums include larger, luxurious seating, tabletops, and in-seat menu services delivered directly to our guests at their seats.

Beyond the concessions stands, VIP Cinemas has a number of opportunities for students and new grads to serve our guests in an upscale, intimate setting—including the bar and lounge, back-of-house, and kitchen leads. To join us in VIP, apply on our Careers page online.

Why you'll enjoy working here

Working at Cineplex is very social, fun, and offers career growth through internships and internal promotions. We’re willing to invest in our employees, and encourage you to play a role in the success of Cineplex and our brands.

As a student working at Cineplex, education is top priority. While many of our young team members leave for full-time academics once the school year comes around, we encourage you to come back as an employee at Cineplex and continue to grow your career with us.

Employee perks

Our employees in our theatres have the ability to earn commission in addition to their hourly wages, plus free movies! 

As a full-time employee within our corporate office and theatre operations, you’ll have the opportunity to advance your career, receive best-in-class training and employee benefits, as well as enjoy our fun, dynamic, and collaborative work environment. And, for our part-time, post-secondary students, we also offer perks such as scholarships and tuition assistance.

Degrees we like

Working at Cineplex offers great first-job experience for outgoing and ambitious young people. Ideally, we look for students who are currently attending high school, or are enrolled in or recently completed post-secondary education.

Our company culture

At Cineplex, we were named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. And in 2014, our president and CEO Ellis Jacob was named one of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs. Why? Cineplex employees are a talented group of individuals, who are diverse, driven, passionate, and proud of the work they do.

We’ve built an award-winning culture by promoting equality and creating a supportive work environment where all our employees are encouraged to be themselves.

Promoting diversity

Diversity is a key social responsibility at Cineplex. In 2013, we partnered with Pride at Work Canada to promote, support, and encourage authenticity at a corporate level, as well as create a workplace where LGBT employees are able to be themselves and, ultimately, be more productive.

We also encourage individuals with special needs to apply to join our teams. Cineplex offers employment experiences to any person who enjoys interacting with the public and who has a passion for movies. Visit our Careers page online if you are interested in working with us.

Commitment to the community

Aside from Cineplex’s stellar team, exceptional workplace culture, state-of-the-art entertainment—and, of course, all the popcorn perks—we’re also committed to giving back to our communities by supporting our national charity partner Free the Children, as well as other charitable organizations.

Corporate environmental sustainability is also a key part of the commitment we make to the communities in which we live and work. For instance, at Cineplex we use Forest Stewardship Council certified paper for all print materials (including popcorn bags), foster ongoing conversion of all incandescent lights to energy efficient LED lighting, and install custom recycling units for guests to use within our theatres.

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